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Suspended Immigration Recruits Protest 

Channels Television  
Updated June 14, 2016

immigration, Immigration recruitsAbout 2,000 recruits into the Nigeria Immigration Service, who were disengaged after their training in 2015, protested their sack at the headquarters of the Ministry of Interior in Abuja on Tuesday.

The protesters stormed the ministry with various placards demanding their reinstatement into the service.

It will be recalled that the 2,000 applicants were recruited in 2015 following a presidential directive in the aftermath of Immigration recruitment stampede but were later disengaged after three months training.

One of the Immigration recruits,​ ​Solomon Ojigbe, said that they were at the ministry to protest their disengagement and press for immediate reinstatement.

The Comptroller-General of Immigration, Mr Muhammad Babandede, who later addressed the protesters pledged to look into the matter.

Mr. Babandede urged the protesters to be disciplined and conduct themselves peacefully while he meets with their leaders to find an amicable solution to the problem.