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Jonathan summons Moro, Parradang over NIS recruitment tragedy

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday in Abuja summoned the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, and the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), David Parradang.

The development was as a result of the deaths on Saturday of some applicants seeking employment into the service.

Moro and Parradang had earlier met with the Chief of Staff to the President, retired Brig.-Gen. Jones Arogbofa, before proceeding to the meeting with President Jonathan.

The meeting with the Chief of Staff lasted for over two hours while the duo’s meeting with the President lasted for about 45 minutes.

Moro and Parradang refused to take questions from State House correspondents when they approached them for the outcome of their meeting with President Jonathan.

The minister, who had visited the scene of the incident and the National Hospital in Abuja on Sunday, had confirmed to newsmen that several applicants died at the recruitment venue.

The deaths were as a result of the stampede which occurred at the Abuja National Stadium, venue of the recruitment.

Moro also pledged that his ministry would offset the medical bills of the victims of the incident.

Similar incidents of stampede and death of applicants were reported across the country during the recruitment last Saturday.


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