Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has explained that he visited President Muhammadu Buhari due to the suspension of Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), David Parradang.
Why Plateau Governor visited Buhari
Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong visited Buhari on Monday, August 24, 2015, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Lalong visited Buhari on Monday, August 24, 2015, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Parradang was suspended on Friday, August 21, for conducting an unauthorized recruitment exercise, according to the Presidency.
Lalong told journalists after the meeting:
“I came to see the President on some issues affecting my state. I feel comfortable with the response I got and that is why I am smiling.”
“I told him what we are doing on insecurity in our state. Also on the prevailing issue of the suspension of the Comptroller-General of Immigration, who incidentally is from my state.”
“When you have issues like this in a political period, you must find ways of looking for reasons; if anything affects any part of your body you must show concern.”
“Paradang’s case is still under investigation. A man was suspended and he is from Plateau State. It is my concern because I am the governor of the state.
“For every appointment, we must show concern, no matter how small. The President is handling it. At the end of the day, I will agree the outcome. But I also need to get some explanation as the governor of the state.”
The NIS also recently came under scrutiny after it was discovered that a Nigerian visa had been issued to ISIS boss, Ahmad Al-Assir.
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