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Politics 7 Months After Immigration Tragedy Moro Explains Why He Won't Resign as Minister


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Abba Moro, Nigeria's minister for interior on Monday explained why he wouldn't resign his position despite the loss of about 26 lives in an immigration recruitment examination organized by his ministry 7 months ago. PREMIUM TIMES has this story.

The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, on Monday explained why he is yet to leave office seven months after he masterminded a poorly organised recruitment exercise that killed no fewer than 20 applicants in stampedes at overcrowded venues across the country.

After the March 15 tragedy, several Nigerians demanded the resignation or dismissal of Mr. Moro and the Comptroller-General of Immigration, David Parradang, as well as their criminal prosecution for involuntary homicide.

The duo, with Mr. Moro more culpable, had put in place a sham recruitment process that enabled the interior ministry to extort at least N520 million in compulsory levy imposed on applicants. The minister, who initially blamed impatience and refusal by applicants to abide by instructions for the tragedy, has since accepted responsibility for the incident.


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