Deaths At Immigration Recruitment Centres: PDP Mourns Victims, Calls For More Action Against Unemployment

Olisa MetuhFollowing reports of the death of scores of Nigerian youths as a result of stampede during the recruitment exercise at the National Stadium Abuja on Saturday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called for a probe into the unfortunate incident.

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) conducted the exercise simultaneously throughout the 36 states of the federation and FCT.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Olisa Metuh, made the call in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

He also called on the Ministry of Interior and relevant government agencies, to immediately swing into action to unravel the remote and immediate causes of the stampede.

Metuh further urged government agencies and parastatals, as well as all PDP elected and appointed officials at all levels of government to redouble their efforts at reducing the level of unemployment in the country.

This, Metuh said, was in line with President Goodluck Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda and the PDP manifesto.

He said the party was shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the untimely death of the young citizens who were at the exercise.

The PDP spokesperson noted that the victims were not at the venue only to secure employment but also to be allowed the opportunity to contribute their quota toward national development.

Metuh added that it was unfortunate and disheartening that the victims paid the supreme price while trying to be more useful to the nation

He commiserated with the families of the deceased and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.



  1. What else or rather d same old story full of regrettable & a mockery of d Nigerian youths,F.G & P.D.P govt. shld abolish d N.Y.S.C in order 2 use d money (alawee) bin given 2 diz corppers as a start up capital in which d unemployment cn reduce drastically,once u graduate d sum total money b given 2 them pls. Also,enterpreneurship shld b included in our various school curriculums.

  2. well said my broda, by d time they sum up 12month allawee and amount schedule fir each corper on feeding, kits and transport. put everything together and give to each graduate once you ve been cleared by the senate and govt shud set up a ministry to monitor them in their enterpreneur work. unemployment would ve reduce to the bearest minimal.

  3. I dnt ve much to say,,,but my advice is that young graduates should stop putting all hopes to securie jobs in this concentrated gov sectors,cos its those who ve got connectins that are giving the Jobs @ d end,,,those ones jus went to sacrifies their usefull life doing a naughty screaning,,,,my advice to all graduates n youths out there is to look faward to having a skill since our govt has refuse to stop masturbating themselves in the coridors of power,,,,
    However why would thounsands of youths not be unemployed when a single senator’s allowances can create thounsand of well paid jobs,,,,currupt deilated catastrophic govt we ve,,,,may God help the youths,,,may God save our country Nigeria from the hands of this blood sucking vampires exploiting the poor citizens.


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