Former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, is being cross-examined by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the March 2014 recruitment exercise that took place in the Nigerian Immigrataion Service
The recruitment led to the death of about 20 applicants in various centres across the country. The applicants were also made to pay a compulsory levy which accumulated to N520 million.
Moro said he could not understand why he was being accused for the outcome of the controversial employment exercise supervised by the Presidential Committee. He also claimed he had only ensured due process was followed in the process.
“If I prevented Mr. Parradang (Former NIS comptroller General) from carrying out the job of recruitment as Minister of Interior, did I go with his sense of responsibility of knowing how not to conduct employment without budgetary provision and utter disregard for extant rules?
“Yes, I wrote to the Former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice to seek clarification to guide the Board when I discovered that the Presidential Committee to assist the Board had assumed a life of its own and was conducting the recruitment rather than assist the Board,” he said.