NIS Recruitment Racket: EFCC Arrests Abba Moro
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)has arrested the former Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro over the controversial 2014 recruitment exercise into the Nigerian Immigration Service(NIS) that led to the death of about 20 Nigerian job-seekers.
It was learnt that Abba was quizzed over his alleged involvement in the recruitment exercise which eventually turned tragic.
The Ministry of Interior had approved the sale of application scratch cards to over 500,000 citizens, through a consulting firm for the 4, 000 vacancies that were to be filled in NIS,
This, investigation revealed lead to applicants over applying for the 4,000 jobs available.
The inability of the ministry to adequately prepared for the thousands of applicants that were to write standard recruitment aptitude test and stamped due to overcrowding led to the death of about 18 job seekers while others were seriously injured during a nationwide recruitment test.
Checks also revealed that over 500,000 applicants who showed interest in the advertised jobs had paid a non refundable fee of N1,000 each before the tragedy occurred.
At the Abuja National Stadium, about 10 job seekers died while scrambling to secure seats for a recruitment test into the Nigerian Immigration Service.
The stampede started when the over 200,000 applicants rushed through a poorly organised barricade at the stadium at the same time.
In Port Harcourt four applicants died from the stampede while 12 others sustained injuries and were rushed to Rivers government-owned Braithwaite Memorial Hospital