President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS), David Parradang, for unauthorized recruitment into the Service.
This clarification was made by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Friday.
Adesina dispelled insinuations that Parradang was suspended because an ISIS chief, Ahmed Al Assir, got entry visa at the Nigerian embassy in Lebanon to visit Nigeria.
His words: “The suspension of Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS), David Parradang, today (Friday), was not connected to the probe of how the ISIS chief got the Nigerian visa but for unauthorized recruitment into the Immigration Service.”
Recall that Parradang who was appointed into office in June 2013 for a four-year tenure, was also indicted in the recruitment scandal which led to the death of at least 19 job seekers across Nigeria, during a nationwide recruitment test conducted by the NIS, on Saturday, March 16, 2014.
In a statement signed by the Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Interior, Mr Yusuf Isiaka Alhaji, on behalf of the permanent secretary of the ministry, the Federal Government said it had suspended from office the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Mr. Parradang, with immediate effect.
The Deputy Comptroller-General of Immigration, Mr Martin Kure Abeshi, has been directed to take over the affairs of the office.