Monday, 17 March 2014

Immigration Test Photos - Interior Minister 'Abba Moro' Blames Applicants For Deaths

Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro yesterday blamed applicants for the deaths that occurred at different venues of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment test.
Moro said, "The applicants lost their lives due to impatience; they did not follow the laid down procedures spelt out to them before the exercise. Many of them jumped through the fences of affected centres and did not conduct themselves in an orderly manner to make the exercise a smooth one. This caused stampede and made the environment unsecured.

He also stated that the Deputy Comptroller, Immigration Operations and Passport, told him that the test was cancelled in Lagos due to unruly behavior of the applicants. 

19 job seekers including 4 pregnant women lost their lives yesterday in different parts of the country during the NIS recruitment test. 

According to Vanguard, 16 persons were feared dead over the weekend at different venues of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment test with over 125,000 applicants in Abuja and Lagos alone were chasing 4,500 jobs. Thousands fainted from stampede and exhaustion.

These casualty figures from the recruitment test centres of the National Immigration Service (NIS), held across the country,told the story of Nigeria’s frightening unemployment situation.

NIS allegedly raked N6billion from the applicants as processing fee. Each applicant paid N1,000.

At the National Stadium, Abuja, which was the centre for the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, eight applicants were reported dead.
Four others were feared dead at the Port Harcourt, Rivers State centre, three in Minna, Niger State and one in Benin-City, Edo State.Unconfirmed reports claimed the Benin-City victim was a pregnant applicant.

Stampede was reported in Akure where 12,000 were invited for the test.
Thousands of certificates were allegedly lost at the Ondo State centre.
At the Abuja centre, the thousands of applicants were overwhelmed with emotions as eight of their colleagues were allegedly taken to the mortuary.

About 50 were said to have fainted and several others injured.



Some of the job seekers protesting in Lagos................

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