Contrary to mounting speculations over reasons behind the sudden suspension of Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Services [NIS], David
Paradang, Elombah.com can authoritatively state why he was sidelined.
[Image: Ex-Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Services [NIS], David Paradang]
According to a document obtained by Elombah.com from Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board [CDFIPB] of the Ministry of Interior, the Immigration Boss recruited 1600 officers without approval.
Elombah.com gathered that he employed 700 Assistant Inspectors of Immigration and 900 Immigration Assistants III into the Nigerian Immigration Service without anyone’s consent.
It could be recalled that Mr. Paradang has the death of at least 15 applicants across Nigeria about two years ago over a recruitment that went sour.
Add that up to a raging scandal of how an ISIS chief got Nigerian visa though the Immigration Service en route to Nigeria and you see a fried man hung to dry.
The Immigration Service has been under focus in the past few days following revelations that Ahmad al-Assir, a leader of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS was able to secure valid Nigerian visa in Lebanon.
The ISIS leader who is on international list of wanted terrorists obtained the visa on a fake Palestinian passport and was on his way to Nigeria before he was arrested in Lebanon.
Federal Government had on Wednesday ordered investigations into how the ISIS leader was able to obtain valid visa without detection.
The Deputy Comptroller-General of Immigration, Mr Martin Kure Abeshi, had been directed to take over the affairs of the office.
Abeshi is the most senior officer after Paradang.
Attached: Letter of suspension on Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Services, David Paradang
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