President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday, March 17, 2014 queried the Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, and the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Mr. David Paradang, over the unfortunate incident at the poorly organized NIS recruitment exercise where over 14 people died during stampedes at various test centres.
Moro and Paradang were summoned to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to explain the circumstances which caused immense sorrow and portrayed the administration in a bad light.
According to reports, the two men arrived at the office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Brig.-Gen. Jones Arogbofa (retd.), where they had a brief meeting before proceeding to meet with the President.
A source said they used the opportunity of the meeting with Arogbofa to marshal the arguments they would present before the President.
After the meeting with the President, both men declined to speak to State House correspondents.
Sources say President Jonathan had a closed door meeting with the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Abubakar, shortly before he met with Moro and Paradang.
According to reports, the meeting with Abubakar also centred on the same subject matter.