One year after seven people died in a stampede during the Nigerian Immigrations Service recruitment on March 15, 2014, some of the injured victims who were promised automatic employment are crying of foul play.
More than a dozen of the injured victims took to the streets in Abuja to protest against the removal of their names from the list of injured victims released by the hospital to enable them get jobs.
Two of the protesters, Uche Abade and Ali John, while expressing their displeasure, explained that they had investigated the delay in the jobs they were offered by the Presidency and realised there had been foul play.
They urged the federal government to undertake an immediate review of the list to remove fake names that have been fraudulently inserted and restore names of real victims.
The Minister of Interior, Mr Abba Moro, however, noted that a presidential committee had been set up to handle such matters.
Thousands of job seekers thronged the venue of the Nigeria immigration service examination centres conducted nationwide on March 15, 2014 with 68,000 applicants turning up at the Abuja National Stadium for only 4,000 vacancies.
About 23 Nigerian job seekers who left their homes to sit for the exams did not return home alive as they were trampled to death while scores were seriously injured.