EFFC Questions Former Minister, Abba Moro Over NIS Recruitment Scam

Abba Moro

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday summoned the former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, over the 2014 Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, recruitment saga, which left 16 killed across centres in the country.



    Moro was questioned by operatives of the EFCC at its Abuja office over the ill-fated exercise that had 700,772 applicants sitting for a test for a slot of 4,000 at the cost of N1,000 each.

    The former minister under the immediate past administration of Goodluck Jonathan had in April, 2014 took responsibility over the botched exercise.

    “For me, it is a personal loss because the exercise, in the first place, took place within the Ministry of Interior, organised by the Ministry and its services and so whatever consequences, positive or negative, that have come and in this instance, negative, I, as the (then) Minister of that Ministry, under whose purview this exercise took place, where people lost their lives, certainly take full responsibility,” Moro had stated.

    Also, the former Comptroller-General of Immigration, David Parradang, was sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari in August and was interrogated by the EFCC in September with no charge brought against him yet.


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