House Of Reps Calls For Abba Moro's Resignation

The House of Representatives on Tuesday asked the Minister of Interior, Mr Abba Moro to take full responsibility of the tragedy that was recorded at last Saturday’s immigration recruitment exercise and that he should honourably step down from his position.
To this end, the House equally directed its Committees on Interior, Labour and Productivity, Justice and Public Service Matters to conduct an investigative public hearing on the incident with a view to getting first hand account and come up with recommendations that would forestall future occurrence.
The House also condemned unequivocally the handling of the recruitment exercise and observed a minute silence for those who lost their lives.
The House also urged the Federal Government  to work in conjunction with states and local governments and public spirited individuals and organisations including religious organisations, to evolve a job creation scheme that will best address the unemployment situation in Nigeria.
The House also directed that a microcredit scheme to be known as the Nigerian Youth Empowerment Programme should be set up to assist Nigerian Youths who are keenly interested in handcraft and small businesses.
The House also resolved that all mass recruitment exercises into federal government agencies must be done via the internet and in more conducive environments.
The House resolution was sequel to a motion  moved by Honourable Sunday Karimi where he queried the shoddy arrangement for the recruitment exercise considering the high response to the advertisement and the fact that approximately N1 billion was realised from the sales of recruitment forms.
According to him,”Why could the Service not properly organise a recruitment test or programme? Why did the Service not conduct an internet-based recruitment test? Why could the Aptitude Test not have been conducted in conducive educational centres in batches all over the nation? Why was it so poorly co-ordinated that it resulted in the death of innocent and helpless Nigerians?”
He also added that, “Despite the fact that the applicants were requested to come to the test centres in their sport outfit, no physical test was conducted and only about 20 percent of the candidates were able to participate in the recruitment process as a result of its poor organisation”.
 Most of the lawmakers who spoke, including Honourable Nkiru Onyejeocha and Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Bimbo Daramola, Bitrus Kaze Bashir Babale, Aisha Dahiru among others supported  the motion and joined in the call for the resignation of the minister.
When the motion was put to vote it was unanimously supported by majority of members


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria


  1. All these talks on minister to drop his job are rubish, what has the National assembly done to better the lives ordinary nigerians?

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