David Parradang Presidency says Immigration boss was suspended for unauthorized recruitment

Parradang, who was appointed into office in June 2013 for a four-year tenure, had been indicted in the recruitment scandal which led to the death of at least 19 job seekers across Nigeria

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The presidency has denied rumours that President Muhammadu Buhari suspended the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS), David Parradang over ISIS chief, Ahmed Al Assir's visa procurement.

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In a swift response to the tale, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina revealed that Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS),  David Parradang, was suspended for unauthorized recruitment into the Service.

In a report by Vanguard, Adesina dispelled the insinuations saying, 'The suspension of Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS), David Parradang, today (Friday), was not connected to the probe of how the ISIS chief got the Nigerian visa but for unauthorized recruitment into the Immigration Service.'

Parradang, who was appointed into office in June 2013 for a four-year tenure, had been indicted in the recruitment scandal which led to the death of at least 19 job seekers across Nigeria, during a nationwide recruitment test conducted by the NIS, on Saturday, March 16, 2014.

On Friday, August 21, 2015, the Federal Government suspended Parradang as the Comptroller-General of Immigration with immediate effect while his Deputy, Martin Kure Abeshi, was directed to take over the affairs of the office.

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