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Published On: Fri, Mar 28th, 2014

Immigration recruitment tragedy: Ex-prisons boss condoles with families of dead ones

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By Tobias Lengnan Dapam

The former controller of Nigerian Prisons, Mr. Akanam T. A. Effiok, has commiserated with the families and friends of about 15 young Nigerians who lost their lives during the last nationwide Nigerian Immigration recruitment exercise.

In a statement yesterday, the former Prison Service boss prayed that those who were injured, due to the unfortunate incident, would recover quickly.

While commending the Federal Government and the Ministry of Interior for the humane steps so far taken to address the national tragedy, the retired prisons controller appealed to Nigerians to show understanding as the Federal Government and the Interior Ministry were making efforts to unravel the remote and immediate causes of the ugly incident.

Effiok stated: “Once again, I condole with the families and friends of those who lost their loves one , while appealing to Nigerians show understanding as the Federal Government and the Interior unravel the remote and immediate causes of the ugly incident.

“I acknowledge the need to understand what happened and why it happened. By all accounts, the Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro and the Nigeria Immigration Service had good intentions. The exercise was mainly to test the knowledge of the candidates and to employ qualified persons into the service’, he said.

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