Immigration Recruitment: Impatience, Disobedience To Laid Down Rules Led To Applicants’ Death – Minister

Abba MoroMinister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, has blamed job-seekers, who lost their lives on Saturday, at the nationwide recruitment of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), of being impatient and flouting laid down rules and regulations even as he disclosed that 520,000 applicants participated in the exercise.

The recruitment exercise took place simultaneously across the country yesterday with reports that no fewer than seven applicants lost their lives at the National Stadium, venue for those who preferred to write the test in Abuja. There were also reports that some applicants also lost their lives at the Benin, Edo State and Port Harcourt, Rivers State centres as a result of stampede.

The exercise was however, cancelled in Lagos State as an unprecedented crowd turned up for the test.

Notwithstanding, the minister said only 4,556 would be recruited at the end of the exercise, based on the available space.

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He spoke in Jos, the Plateau State capital on Saturday, while monitoring the exercise.

He 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”.

On why the exercise did not go ahead as scheduled in Lagos, Moro stated that the Deputy Comptroller, Immigration Operations and Passport, told him that it was due to applicants’ unruly behaviour.


  1. Why its not nigerian leader? is that how it supose to be in own country alot of grauduit dont have job, start school from primary to mastewr digren would not have a job, they is a laeder that feed more than thousands of nigerian youth, why not creat a good stand job for the poor once you forget that all of us we will die one day bcos youonly about your family you nothing to do for the mases our leader heip people who have chious you to become some body to heip not part to you family alone, this massege is for our country leader both mr presdent & the senetors

  2. Both the president, minister and comptroller are mad and selfish, you know that you dont need all of them but you collected money from all of them,God will judge all of you and will spread it on your children and your generation to come …… Amen

  3. God will judge between us and u d so call bigbmen. Mr minister, can u swear dat ur own candidate was at the recruitment center? U kept dem at home n put us on formalities.

  4. For dat minister 2 blame d masses he is a wicked and foolish person, because u cannot find their children in dat kind of situation so why will he not say such nonsense from his mouth

  5. Wat is dis nonsense all abt? Nigeria is not organised and d people therein. Hθψ can dey advertise for secondary schl leavers, HND, BSC holders and xpect dem to write test d same day witout choas? Instead of d govt to schedule d test for seperate days using qualificatons. It’s just so painful dat innocent nigerians lost their lives in d process. Its a pity I’m 4rm Nigeria #weeping#pity

  6. Abeg common sense shd have told the Immgration service to have selected the applicant in batches knwly fully well that they were many. The truth is that the people they wanted to take they have already taken. What they did yeztady was jst for formality sake. May God have mercy on our leader.

  7. Idiotic Minister! You are not ashamed that 520,000 Nigerians applied for 4,556 job openings and you have this information about the number of cadidates,yet no plan was made on how to ensure orderliness and crowd control.Their blood is on your head.

  8. Mr minister may d blood of dis innocent soul purnish u and ur entire family frm generation to generation Amen. Aw can u blame d applicant y cnt u and ur idiot worker ask pple to apply on net den shortlist d pple u want also batch them for d test. U collected 1000 from them suck their blood and u sayin rubbish dat dey r nt obedient. May God purnish u

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  10. what do u expect from such minister when d numba of dos who died is not up to dos attackd nd killd by BOKO so un4tunate dat d man still remains as a minister with such ill speech.what fuckin procedure dd he meant we over 500,000 ar to write tess in 34 centers,what a nonsence organisation.i tink its time we wake up and challenge ds useless govt cos dy hav no plan for our future,if dy do pple like abacha wil nt b honord nor x corupt leaders b part of d conferb.may God 2giv d dparted souls.


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