May 18, 2016
Comptroller-General Of Nigerian Immigration Service Sacked By President Buhari
According to Vanguard, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government have sacked the Comptroller-General of Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Martin Abeshi, who was appointed to replace former Comptroller General, David Parradang, who was fingered in the tragic 2014 recruitment saga that killed many Nigerians.
The reasons for his sack were not immediately known as at the time of filing this report but it was gathered that government’s decision may be connected with his handling of the recent replacement in the service.
It was reported that some staff of the service were seen jubilating when the news filtered into their headquarters. The replacement, which was terribly abused by power brokers in the country, saw the CG allegedly employing his third wife and his eldest son into the service.
Both recruits were said to be under-going training in Kano. At the time he was appointed in September last year, Abeshi had already been slated to proceed on a three-month terminal leave beginning from October 2015.
It was gathered yesterday, that Abeshi had been having running battle with some of his deputies and assistants, DCGs, and ACGs, who were not happy that the Comptroller General was still in office when he ought to have retired from the service since December 2015 but allegedly lobbied his way back to the seat.