We’ve Not Recruited Anybody, Says Abeshi, Immigration CG

Martin AbeshiThe Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has denied media reports that it carried out recruitment in to the service of recent.
The Comptroller General of the Service, Martin Abeshi, made this denial while speaking in Abuja at the weekend during a World Press Conference on the forthcoming CG of Immigration annual Conference and Stakeholders interactive forum.
Mr. Abeshi stressed that if the NIS was to carry out any recruitment exercise, due process will be followed, including the announcement of vacancies in the national dailies.
“As a public servant, before you recruit, first you have to go to the federal ministry of establishment to ask for vacancy and must ensure that those vacancies are budgeted. You have to go to put adverts on National dailies telling the general public about the recruitment.
“If this Service has not advertised for recruitment, then it means we have not recruited anybody”, he said.
About the suspended recruitment exercise last year, the comptroller general said he was not in the position to address the issue, saying all inquiries should be directed to “the government”.
Meanwhile, Abeshi said the CG conference, which will hold in Lafia, Nasarawa State between 6th and 8th April, 2016, will touch on the global migrant crisis among other topical issues.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria; Paul Arkwright and Head of EU delegation to Nigeria; Ambassador Michel Arrion will present papers at the event.