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Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by Takara: 7:45am On Dec 24, 2012
Recruitment Scandal - Presidency Allocated 250 Immigration Slots


A controversial recruitment exercise which allegedly favoured a section of the country is going on at the Nigerian Immigration Service with jobs slots being secretly allocated to top government officials, sources told Daily Trust.

This is happening just three months to the exit of Controller General of the service Mrs. Rose Chinyere Uzoma, who is accused of favouring her kinsmen from the Southeast in the distribution of the vacancies.

A source in the House of Representatives said already the committee on Federal Character has opened investigations and asked the Immigration service to suspend the exercise.

The source said Uzoma appeared before the House committee last week to defend accusations of failure to publicly advertise vacancies and giving undue favouritism to the Southeast.

Uzoma, according to the source, told the lawmakers that the service did not advertise the jobs so as not to unknowingly employ terrorists, but the lawmakers reminded her that even the Military and Police are advertising their vacancies in spite of the prevailing insurgency.

She also said she had already obtained approval from the Head of Service of the Federation to employ 4,560 people.

The committee therefore asked her to provide details of the present distribution of the Immigration work force based on state of origin.

A committee member said they found out that out of over 25,000 Immigration staff, Uzoma’s husband’s state of origin Imo has the highest number with 1,190; Kano has 350; Lagos has 400; while Sokoto has the least with 200.

The committee therefore ordered her to stay action on the recruitment until she provides details on how she intends to share out the slots, but with priority to be given to the states that at present have low representation in the service.

Daily Trust learnt that before the lawmakers tried to pull the brakes, Uzoma had already offered hundreds of job slots to top government functionaries, including the Presidency which is offered 250 slots, Jonathan’s mother 40 slots, First Lady 100 slots, Interior Minister Abba Moro 100 slots, two commissioners of the Immigration board 30 slots each, and the Federal Character Commission 250 slots.

A source said the Federal Character Commission was given those job slots for giving the Immigration service waiver on the advertisement of the vacancies.

Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati did not respond to text a message sent to him asking for his comments on the alleged offers of Immigration job slots to the Presidency and Jonathan’s mother and wife.

For its part, the Federal Character Commission, through its spokesman Usman Jimada, denied being compromised by the Immigration Service. Jimada added that the commission will continue to pursue its mandate of fair and equitable recruitment in a manner that is transparent and beneficial to all Nigerians.

When asked for comments, spokesman for the Immigration service Mr. Olumbar Joachim said he was not aware of the Presidency getting offers to fill certain vacancies but added that there was nothing wrong with the Presidency or other officials making recommendations to the service.

“I am not aware of that and I don’t think it is correct,” he said, adding: “But for the Presidency giving recommendations, it is a different thing. Assuming that you, you know this person is of good character and all that, it’s a different thing. You are recommending somebody; it is not as if it is mandatory that that person would have to be recruited. What it means is that you are saying this person is not a criminal, you are saying that this person is a Nigerian.”

Joachim also denied that the CG is recruiting massively from her state of origin Abia and her husband’s state Imo. He said the exercise was open to scrutiny from the Federal Character Commission since it is mandatory that every state filled its quota.

“You cannot say madam is from Abia her husband is from Imo, Immigration is recruiting 1500 now Imo is producing 500; it is not possible anybody will ever do that,” he added.

He said all state controllers of Immigration were involved in the recruitment exercise.

Joachim said also the service introduced stringent vetting measures including having a guarantor to ensure it does not admit criminals, referring to a recent incident where an Immigration officer was arrested on suspicion of being a Boko Haram member.

“One thing is certain, the service will not engage in any exercise that will endanger the lives of innocent Nigerians. Two, considering the situation we are in now we will go the extra mile to ensure that criminals and terrorists are not brought into the service,” he added.

‘This cannot stand’

When Daily Trust contacted chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Federal Character, Rep. Ahmed Idris (ACN, Plateau), he said they have opened investigations into the “illegal” recruitments in the Immigration service.

“We have met twice with the Comptroller General, the last was on Saturday and she told us that they are recruiting 4,500 new officers out of which 1,200 is for senior cadres or degree holders while about 300 is for Diploma and secondary school leavers,” he said.

“Based on the reports we got, we have asked for their nominal roll and her last recruitment which will be given in a template that will reflect state by state distribution and even local governments. Section 4 of the 1999 constitution is very clear about Federal character in every government organisation and we won’t allow anybody who violates it to go scot-free.”

On whether the committee will reverse the recruitment, Idris said: “Certainly we will not only reverse it but we will go further and apply for their prosecution for perpetuating illegality.”

http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php/other-sections/lead-stories/184124-recruitment-scandal-hits-immigration
Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by 0lumide: 7:58am On Dec 24, 2012
Nepotism!

When an Hausa man gets there and employs Hausa people, people will shout "North is trying to dominate us all"

See Nepotism coming from Igbo person from the South now, dem no go shout. If na Northerners, we'll hear "domination" islamists, terrorists, they are using it to bring in cows for the next election, they are the ones giving visas to boko haram members in Niger.

Nepotism coupled with hatred..

Southerners don't need to fear North anymore, fear our fellow southerners. North is no longer powerful. Infact the power equation is balanced.

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Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by redsun(m): 8:05am On Dec 24, 2012
grin grin grin

Gej's mother! Like they are sharing akara.Abi i no read am well?

What happens to the best qualified,best tested,best proven and suited getting the jobs?

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Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by Nobody: 10:39am On Dec 24, 2012
Just waiting the tribalists to comment, as if any tribe is better or do not do this. If it's really true, i think she has not behaved well as a public office holder.
Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by Prodigee: 10:42am On Dec 24, 2012
WTF! GEJ's mother? It seems d leadership is devoid of sanity.
Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by Nobody: 10:42am On Dec 24, 2012
God will punish you ma'am...

A committee member said they found out that out of over 25,000 Immigration staff, Uzoma’s husband’s state of origin Imo has the highest number with 1,190; Kano has 350; Lagos has 400; while Sokoto has the least with 200.

greedy eediats..

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Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by Akanbiedu(m): 10:44am On Dec 24, 2012
0lumide: Nepotism!

When an Hausa man gets there and employs Hausa people, people will shout "North is trying to dominate us all"

See Nepotism coming from Igbo person from the South now, dem no go shout. If na Northerners, we'll hear "domination" islamists, terrorists, they are using it to bring in cows for the next election, they are the ones giving visas to boko haram members in Niger.

Nepotism coupled with hatred..

Southerners don't need to fear North anymore, fear our fellow southerners. North is no longer powerful. Infact the power equation is balanced.

So what happens when Yoruba gets there?

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Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by 80million1: 10:46am On Dec 24, 2012
*speechless*

Does this stop me from eating Chicken tmrw?

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Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by arabambi: 10:48am On Dec 24, 2012
thats d trend in most govt offices, ls not a matter of ur ability or performance in a test or interview if ever conducted. whom u know and how much u can offer gets d node. hence, d nation continue to breed and swim in corruption
Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by Nobody: 10:49am On Dec 24, 2012
0lumide: Nepotism!

When an Hausa man gets there and employs Hausa people, people will shout "North is trying to dominate us all"

See Nepotism coming from Igbo person from the South now, dem no go shout. If na Northerners, we'll hear "domination" islamists, terrorists, they are using it to bring in cows for the next election, they are the ones giving visas to boko haram members in Niger.

Nepotism coupled with hatred..

Southerners don't need to fear North anymore, fear our fellow southerners. North is no longer powerful. Infact the power equation is balanced.

a st. up!d Nigerian irrespective of tribe and language deserves due punishment.. This is not a "southerner" thing but a cretin in action. That woman is a witch.
Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by Bambela(m): 10:55am On Dec 24, 2012
Well said and articulated Madam because the fear of Islam is the beginning of wisdom. Security challenges in the country now is as a result their presence in the system .Get rid of them and watch Nigeria moving.

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Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by Nobody: 10:56am On Dec 24, 2012
It's a pity but that's what's happening in every sector of the country.

She is as guilty as the former CG's preceeding her.

Same thing is going on now in customs and the house of representathives will not see that.

Is it because it's not favouring a section of the country that's why the are crying wolf.

This is just the begining, the tide has shifted, the hunter is now the hunted.

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Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by heed101(m): 10:57am On Dec 24, 2012
And I am here waiting for my dream to become reality. Not knowing that jobs are shared among influential people. The Nigeria we are now is Rich is getting Richer, Poor is getting wretched. When I was young, I was told if I could become a graduate I would change my family status. Can't it be realised? When those who are best qualified for the jobs are not even given the chance to apply. I will get there. So help me God

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Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by smsmoney(m): 10:57am On Dec 24, 2012
What goes around,comes around.Turn by turn country
Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by Ayomax(m): 10:58am On Dec 24, 2012
Just sick n tired of this uselez country. Lost hope 4 dis nation
Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by seedord247(m): 11:05am On Dec 24, 2012
Are they selling spare part or kidnappin at the nigeria custom service?

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Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by JamesLucia: 11:07am On Dec 24, 2012
am not supprise cos its one of Nigeria factor. can u imagine president mother's slot nigeria is a shame to humanhood.
Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by Nobody: 11:07am On Dec 24, 2012
I can't believe some of the comments i just read! So because the number of imolites are larger than other states you guys wanna kill yrself?

Why didn't the house summon the dg of custom to ask why northeners are more favored during recruitment, or may be summon the directors at nnpc to ask why yoruba's dominate that section? Rub.bish

God!!! The almagamation of nigeria in 1914 is one hell of a mistake. Tribalism has eaten deep into our country and little or nothing can be done about it.
Let the ibos enjoy the previlege just as others have, you bunch of haterz....... Live her alone.

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Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by omenziate(m): 11:09am On Dec 24, 2012
Wetin b her offence now? Wetin she do wey others no do?

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Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by Prodigee: 11:12am On Dec 24, 2012
omenziate: Wetin b her offence now? Wetin she do wey others no do?
So she shld be showered wit praises?! Don't blame u! Ur id speaks...bad omen.
Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by ismhab(m): 11:15am On Dec 24, 2012
The Government of cabals and their families, may God punish these bunch of cabals and the family PDP government.
Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by ismhab(m): 11:17am On Dec 24, 2012
Where is patients slot, i am sure it will more than 10, 000.
Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by mkoabiola: 11:22am On Dec 24, 2012
Ehehehehehe.so wats d big?
Na today?
Dey forgot to mention dat jonathan housemaid &gateman were alloted slots.abeggggggi
Next!
Ds is what we voted 4.

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Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by philip001(m): 11:23am On Dec 24, 2012
Why is the son president if she cant help her mate get a job?? Anybdy wil do that.?
Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by teskyg: 11:25am On Dec 24, 2012
Customs is worst.They have not advertised any vacancies for over two to three years but they recuit twoce a year.Let the House of Rep member from the south also prove Customs recruitment and let's see of they would not discover more shody recruitment more than immigration.I was the customs Training school at Ikeja and one kid pratically told me this place is littered with Hausa speaking trainees.

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Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by noskeybaba: 11:26am On Dec 24, 2012
When the north dominates the millitary, nobody complains. Now we are returning the favour, they are hating... Eeediaaaats!

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Re: Recruitment Scandal Hits Immigration by Super1759: 11:27am On Dec 24, 2012
-IM is allowed in nigeria. I remember when FRSC were recruiting. After their exercises, my cousin told me when the list was posted for imostate. You will see names like "abdumal, abdul, mohammed" etcc.
Are these names igbo names?

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