Report gathered that the federal government has announced the immediate suspension of the recent recruitment into the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) due to the controversies that rocked the 2014 immigration recruitment process.
According to a reliable source within NIS disclosed that the Board of Prisons, Immigration, Civil Defence and Fire Service has directed the immediate suspension of every activity concerning recruitment until further notice.
NIS has instructed state commands and heads of training institutes to recall newly recruits sent for training at the Immigration Service Training Schools at Orlu, Kano and Ohoada.
Many job seekers lost their lives on March 15, 2014 during the recruitment exercise across the country.
The controversial recruitment process was one of the reasons for the removal of the former comptroller general of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), David Parradang.
The ill-fated recruitment recently led to serious disagreements between the former minister of the interior, Abba Moro, and David Parradang.
About 5,000 Nigerians, including candidates from families that lost loved ones during last year’s recruitment, were enlisted and sent for training in the just-suspended exercise.
President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly suspended David Parradang, the comptroller general of NIS. The comptroller general of the NIS was suspended over unauthorized recruitment into immigration service. Moreover, he was also indicted in the recruitment scandal which led to the death of job applicants.