The acting Comptroller General of Immigration (ACGI) Isah Jere Idris has ordered an investigation into allegations that a personnel of the Service, Mr. Babangida Tanko, is involved in employment racketeering.
A statement by Amos Okpu, Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, Service Public Relations Officer, said that Babangida Tanko, who is said to have claimed to be an aide to the Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and who allegedly collected sums of money from unsuspecting members of the public with the promise of securing job placements for them into 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.”
The statement stressed that Mr. Idris has ordered the investigation into the allegation against Babangida Tanko “with a view to unraveling his level of culpability for necessary disciplinary actions.”
The Acting CGI said further that “recruitment exercises into the Service are usually publicized in the media including the Service’s website,” stressing that “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.”
He, therefore warned members of the public “to discountenance any promises for job placements into the Service by anyone to avoid being swindled by criminal elements who are out there to deceive unsuspecting members of the public.”