Aside the allegations of scandalous and controversial recruitment exercise into the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), more shocking facts have emerged as to why President Goodluck Jonathan urgently accented to the immediate sack of the ousted, Mrs Rosemary Chinyere Uzoma.
These facts, according to the minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro bordered on certificate forgery, fraud, injustice and tribal sentiments in the conduct of the recent promotion exercise which led to an outburst by a few aggrieved officers.
The revelation was contained in a speech read by the minister at a late Thursday night closed-door meeting with top shots from the Service and some members of the Civil Defence, Fire Service, Immigration and Prisons Board, and while inaugurating a six-man committee to probe the allegations leveled against Uzoma with the intention to cleanse all corruption tendencies associated with the service.
According to the Speech, showing the former Immigration boss the way out became necessary after receiving countless and disturbing petitions ranging from recruiting and harbouring officers with forged certificate in the employ of the service to non-adherence to the principle of seniority in determining officers eligible for promotion which has largely affected productivity in the service.
The constituted committee is chaired by the Director, Paramilitary, Mr. Keftin Amuga, with Dr Attahiru Rufai Kawu as deputy chairman. Others in the committee are Alh. Kurfi A. Ibrahim, Babandede Mohammed, Mr. E. S. A. Ojo. During the inauguration, Comrade Moro emphasised that those employed through the use of falsified documents and those who contravened their engagement rules should be dealt accordingly.