NIS Recruitment: National Hospital Confirm 7 Dead In Abuja Centre

a23Authorities of National Hospital, Abuja, on Saturday confirmed seven persons among 67,000 Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) job applicants in the FCT dead.

The applicants had converged on the National Stadium, Abuja, one of the venues for the test to fill 5,000 vacancies in NIS and many were said to have arrived at the centre before 6a.m..

The service had fixed the test nationwide for the 7, 000 applicants for the available jobs.

However, a stampede ensued at the FCT centre about 7a.m. when the screening of candidates was to start for the test scheduled for 4p.m.

Mr Tayo Haastrup, the spokesman for the hospital, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the seven, five women and two men, were brought in dead and that the bodies had been deposited at the mortuary.

“The hospital received some casualties from the stampede from the ongoing Immigration recruitment at the National Stadium.

“Those that died were seven in number, five women are and two men, their corpses have been deposited at the mortuary”, Haastrup said.

He said the hospital was stabilising those brought in unconscious from the stampede, while other casualties had been taken to other hospitals, including Asokoro General Hospital.

NAN recalls that in 2008, no fewer than 20 people died in various states of the federation during a similar exercise conducted by the Ministry of Interior for Nigeria Prisons Service, Nigeria Immigration Service and Customs Service. (NAN)


  1. It is a pity that one will die in the course of looki ng for work to do to ha ve food on his/her table maybe after 5/6yrs aft er graduating from the University.He don’t get the job,but he dies.Whil e some senior Immigrat ion in the Admin have al ready shortlisted memb ers of thier family and friends for this job and they go ahead to let pe ople die.This is sheer wi ckedness.The gorverme nt we voted in to fight for the masses,is stran gulating the masses.Go d help Nigeria

  2. what kind of country are we living? no jobs bombing every were emerging those people that lost there life’s now somebody will tell he/her parent that is going to try luck for Nigeria immigration service, and at the end the person will not return home.what a pity’ am appealing to the to Government of this country to please look into the matters of unemployment youths of this country, believe me even if another form is out now people are till ready to buy because there have no option,