#NigeriaImmigration2000: “Reinstate Us”, Expelled Recruits Cry Out For Help.

Months after application, selection, and training of new immigration recruits, 2000 of them are still in a confused state in regards to their position in an ongoing recruitment crisis.


Documents obtained by Omojuwa.com correspondent revealed that 2000 of these new recruits are being dispersed by the Ministry of Interior on the basis of illegality. It is quite worrisome that the same ministry that facilitated the training of the new recruits in a swift and surprising move turned around to rule them illegal.


While majority of the affected recruits have taken to social media to show their grievances, the ministry reiterates its position by not making any move to address the situation.


Despite calling the new recruits illegal, exclusive documents obtained by Omojuwa.com clearly shows that they all underwent a proper screening/training exercise carried out by the immigration service under the ministry of interior. This present situation poses a huge question which no one is answering; “Where does the illegality come in?”


A dangerous trend is being set and of course will have it’s own negative effects.


Months back, there was a secret recruitment scandal that rocked the Central Bank of Nigeria, Federal Inland Revenue Services and Nigerian National Petroleum Company. These antecedents is fueling a suspicion that this latest development is as a result of a new recruitment racketeering plan as the ministry is yet to give a tenable reason for the laying off.


The hashtag #NigeriaImmigration2000 is already trending on Social Media Platforms demanding not only explanations to the ill-advised decision of the ministry of interior but also a reinstatement of the sent off recruits.


If truly the immigration service needs 25, 000 recruits to effective man our borders, this fact begs the question; “why then are we laying off 2000 recruits especially when they have gone through examinations and training?


The demand is clear cut and simple; FG should reverse the decision to disperse these 2000 trained immigration recruits. In a country that has a high population of unemployed youths, such decisions will have not just destructive but catastrophic effects on the nation.

Police Intervention Fund : Reps Query Inclusion In Interior Ministry’s Budget

Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs, on Wednesday queried the inclusion of the Police Intervention Fund in Ministry of Interior’s budget.

Chairman of the committee, Rep. Haliru Jika (Bauchi-APC) raised the query during the defence of the 2016 budget of the ministry before the committee in Abuja.

Jika said that it not proper for the intervention fund to the domiciled in the ministry.

Besides, the committee sought to know the necessity for the intervention fund, saying that the Police Force was in a position to know what it needed.

“We want to know the idea behind the intervention because the police know what they need. There is no need for such fund because of the economic situation of the country; that fund should be scrapped.
“The Police know the hot spots; the money should be appropriated to the Police directly. I think the appropriation should be to the Police, if Interior Ministry is undertaking infrastructure for the Police, it is another dimension,’’ Jonathan Gaza, a member of the committee, said.

In his explanation, Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr Bassey Eyong, said that the funds would not be used for routine expenses but for interventions that would enable the police work effectively.

He said that the ministry will work closely with the Inspector – General of Police to identify their infrastructural needs.
According to him, this will bring back law and order to the North-East as well as some parts of the South noted for kidnapping.

“We should not forget the need for checks and balances, the police can liaise with the ministry for that; somebody needs to oversight these monies,’’ he said.

In his remarks, chairman of the committee ruled that at an executive session would look into the matter and address it properly.




UPDATE: 27 Killed In Tunisian Hotel Attack- Interior Ministry

Nearly 30 people, mostly tourists, have been killed and tens of others injured in an attack by unidentified armed men on a tourist resort in the central Tunisian town of Sousse.

Tunisian Interior Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said two assailants opened fire on a beach resort near hotels in Port El Kantaoui tourist complex, located 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) north of Sousse on Friday.

According to the Tunisian official, 27 people were killed in the shooting assault.

An exchange of gunfire reportedly broke out between the attackers and security forces. Reports say one of the gunmen was shot dead and the other managed to flee. Aroui said most of the victims in the “terrorist attack” were tourists, without specifying their nationalities. However, local media said those killed were mostly German and British nationals. No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the act of terror yet.

Tunisia has been on high alert since March 18, when a group of gunmen attacked the national Bardo Museum in the capital Tunis, killing 21 people. As many as 17 of the victims killed in the attack were foreign tourists.

Two of the attackers were reportedly killed. Two or three of the gunmen are still at large as security forces have launched a manhunt for the suspects. The Takfiri ISIS terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack, which has been described as one of the worst in a decade in the North African country.