Metro 3 months After Immigration Tragedy: Same Firm Recruits For Army,Navy,Police -Leadership



The Ministry of Interior yesterday defended its choice of Drexel Global Tech Nigeria Limited for managing the process of recruiting staff into the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) early this year. It said it was informed by the reputation of its affiliate company, S. W. Global, known worldwide for excellent information technology (IT) services. The ministry noted that besides the company’s involvement in the e-passport project of the NIS, it had been handling e-recruitment data collection for renowned security outfits like the Nigeria Police, Army and the Navy.

The response, which is contained in a letter with Reference No. MI/LEG/2484/12/T/82, dated April 22, 2014, and signed by the desk officer, FOIA, Mr Danladi S. M, on behalf of the minister, Comrade Abba Moro, is sequel to a request by LEADERSHIP Newspapers Group dated March 17, 2014, which sought answers to sensitive matters bordering on the saga that characterised the last recruitment exercise into the NIS, in line with the Freedom of Information Act, 2011.

About 23 Nigerian youths including four pregnant women were died nationwide during the March 15, 2014, botched recruitment. The incident forced critics and activists to call for the sack of the minister, Comrade Moro, and the comptroller-general of immigration, Mr David Paradang.

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