EFCC Interrogates Abba Moro Over Botched Immigration Recruitment

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Former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro was Tuesday questioned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the 2014 ill-fated recruitment into the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) which claimed more than a dozen lives across several recruitment centres in the country.

An official of the EFCC who confirmed the arrest of Moro, according to Per Second News, said a team of investigators have already begun interrogating him after being arrested on Monday.

Moro has been involved in counter accusations with the former the Comptroller-General of Immigration (CGI), David Parradang on the matter.

He wondered why he was being made a scapegoat for the outcome of the controversial employment exercise supervised by the Presidential Committee to Assist in Immigration recruitment, when all he did was to try to ensure that the exercise was conducted by following due process.

“If I prevented Mr. Parradang from carrying out the job of recruitment as Minister of Interior, did I go with his sense of responsibility of knowing how not to conduct employment without budgetary provision and utter disregard for extant rules? Yes, I wrote to the Former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice to seek clarification to guide the Board when I discovered that the Presidential Committee to assist the Board had assumed a life of its own and was conducting the recruitment rather than assist the Board,” he said.

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