Immigration recruitment stampede: FG set to employ victims' relatives

By The Citizen

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, said it has concluded plans to employ families of dead victims and other injured persons of the 2014 immigration recruitment stampede.

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazau, told newsmen in Abuja shortly after defending the budget of his ministry before the Senate Committee on Interior, that the ministry would soon issue employment letters to those affected.

“We have decided that we are going to finally take them on board, so very soon we will issue them their letters of employment.

“We have a committee that is looking at the overall exercise and on the other aspects, we will take decision later.

“There is a presidential directive and we are implementing that directive, so yesterday we took a final decision on that.

“They will get their letters of employment as soon as possible.

“It is now for the board to sit down and organise the process, we want to ensure that the process is transparent so that nobody can criticise it in the future,' he said.

The minister stated that the ministry would at a later date also look into the case of others who participated in the recruitment test. – (NAN).