Recruitment Tragedy: Minister Blames Victims

Posted: March 15, 2014 in News, Uncategorized
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Comrade Abba Morro

Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, has blamed the unfortunate stampede and death of applicants to the Nigeria Immigration Service, on the victims, saying the victims of the stampede across the nation were impatient.


applicants at the screening in Abuja

“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 centers and did not conduct themselves in an orderly manner to make the exercise a smooth one. This caused stampede and made the environment insecure”, he said in Jos this evening.

He however informed that 520, 000 people applied for the exercise across the country, the centers were spread to avoid overcrowding adding that only 4,556 will be recruited at the end of the exercise based on the available space.

Moro  disclosed that the Deputy Controller of Immigration Operation and Passport told him that he has cancelled the exercise in Lagos due to the unruly behaviors of the applicants  and told the them to wait for further directives.

According to him, the Ministry of Interior embarked on the process to ensure transparency  adding that the mistake will form a base for how to organise future exercise.

  1. ameneterh says:

    Impatience? You call people to a 7am assignment and it’s noon with no official in sight; how do you talk of impatience? If this test was done online or in batches the stampede could have been avoided.


  2. Joseph says:

    nigerians and their local/uncivilized way of doing things: helpless youths lost their lives under u and all u can say is “impatience”. u cant even sympathize wt their families for the unfortunate incidence. if ur son was one of d victims, is that all u would have said?


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