As the heat continues to heat on the Federal Government, concerning the bloody Immigration exercise which was conducted by the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, information and document made available to us revealed that the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) was not carried along during the call for application from suitable candidates.
In a letter written to the secretary, Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons board by the Comptroller General (CG), D.S Parradang dated 9th September, 2013, the CG expressed shock on hearing that advertisements had been placed for applicants, without his knowledge.
“The said publication or advertisement for appointment of persons into the Nigeria Immigration Service without consultation or any input from us whatsoever is to say the least, surprising and embarrassing to me. I feel NIS should be taken along in this case regarding staff recruitment into category ‘B’ in particular, which is usually conducted and supervised by the service”, part of the letter read.
It further demanded to know if the power conferred on the NIS to also conduct interviews for the service has also been withdrawn.
“Accordingly, I feel and request that the advertisement be withdrawn to allow for full consultation in order to avoid a repeat of the experiences of the past recruitment exercise”, he told the board.