The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has refuted a report in some media linking the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola to an alleged employment racketeering said to be perpetuated by personnel of the Service.
The Service in a statement by Service Public Relations Officer, Amos Okpu minor, an Assistant Comptroller of Immigration Service said
one Babangida Tanko is on the staff of the Service but is not an aide of the Minister, as claimed in the trending media reports.
Media reports had alleged that Mr Tanko has been collecting sums of money from unsuspecting members of the public with the promise of securing job placements for them in the Service
“The acting Comptroller-General of Immigration, Isah Jere Idris wishes to use this medium to state that Mr Babangida Tanko, though a personnel of the Service, is not an aide to the Minister of Interior and so the alleged actions do not represent what the Service or Ministry stands for. He has ordered an investigation into the allegation to unravel his level of culpability for necessary disciplinary actions.
“He, therefore, wishes to reiterate that recruitment exercises into the Service are usually publicized in the media including the Service’s website. Interested applicants are required to apply via a dedicated online platform and due selection processes including computer-based examination and physical screening conducted before successful candidates are formally notified”
The Service enjoined members of the public to discountenance any promises for job placements into the Service by anyone in order to avoid being swindled by criminal elements.