Monday, 5 June 2017

Recruitment: Reps threaten Immigration CG with arrest

The House of Representatives has given the Comptroller-General (CG) of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Mohammed Babandede, till Wednesday to appear before it or risk being compelled to.

The decision of the House followed the refusal of the CG to honour the invitation of its Committee
on Legislative Compliance over the planned recruitment exercise of the agency.

The House noted that its concern over the planned recruitment exercise was necessitated by the last exercise conducted by the agency, where several unemployed Nigerians lost their lives under questionable circumstances.

According to the committee chairman, Olasupo Adeola (APC, Oyo), over the weekend, Babandede’s refusal was a slight on the institution of the National Assembly and it was capable of demeaning it before the Nigerian public.

Adeola said the CG failed to provide reasons for his failure to appear before the committee and he also failed to send a representative.

The Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, it was gathered, has assured the committee of expedited action on the process of securing a bench warrant should the CG refused to honour the latest invitation.

“The nation can no longer afford to continue to waste it’s best resources just because some people refused to do their job diligently,” the Speaker was quoted as saying.

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