Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
The ongoing controversy over the suspension of the Comptroller-General of Immigration (CGI), David Parradang has added a new twist when some senior officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) blamed the crisis rocking the paramilitary agency for years now on the overbearing interference of the Ministry of Interior and the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Board (CDFIPB).
This is coming as the former Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro has washed his hands off the controversial recruitment exercise, saying that he was not part of the Presidential Committee to Assist in the Immigration recruitment.
In a statement signed on Tuesday by Comrade Sanni Audu on behalf for the Concerned Immigration Officers, the group claimed that the running battle between the successive CGIs, the Ministers of Interior and CDFIPB for the control of NIS is responsible for the recruitment controversies.
Audu said: “The NIS as an entity is under the supervision of the Ministry of Interior through an organ known as Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Board (CDFIPB). For a paramilitary outfit that should enjoy a reasonable measure of autonomy, the relationship between the NIS and the above mentioned supervisory organ has not been rosy. And this can be traceable to the disgraceful manner successive Comptrollers-General have left office.”
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