Plateau State governor Simon Lalong yesterday took his kinsman and suspended comptroller-general of the Nigerian Immigration Service, David Parradang, to Aso Villa to plead with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Parradang was last Friday suspended from office indefinitely over allegations of illegal recruitment exercise and the porous state of the Immigration Service.
Governor Lalong, who came to the presidential villa alongside Parradang, proceeded straight to the president’s office while the suspended NIS stayed behind. Parradang who waited at a reception room directly opposite the Council Chambers, tried as much as possible to keep his presence unnoticed.
As soon Governor Lalong stepped out of President Buhari’s office, Parradang came out the waiting room and joined him, but retreated immediately he noticed that the governor was ready to grant audience to journalists.
Lalong, however, admitted that he discussed Parradang’s suspension with the president.
He said, “I came to see the president on some issues affecting my state. I feel comfortable with the response I got and that is why I am smiling.
“I told him (Buhari) what we are doing on insecurity in our state. Also, we discussed the prevailing issue of the suspension of the comptroller-general of Immigration who incidentally is from my state. When you have issues like this in a political period, you must find ways of looking for reasons. If anything affects any part of your body, you must show concern.”
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