Gen. Muhammadu Buhari the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday accused President Jonathan of abandoning the victims of immigration job scandals and refusing to punish the government officials involved, six months after the incident that killed dozens and injured others.
According to Daily Trust, Buhari said it was regrettable that almost six months after millions of job applicants assembled at stadiums across the country for enlistment at the immigration which led to a stampede and deaths, the federal government is yet to bring the culprits to book or provide succor to the victims.
In a statement by Malam Garba Shehu Buhari's campaign media and publicity director, he said it is worrisome that the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro under whose watch thousands of Nigerian youth were compelled to pay N1000 for the job application, and which proceeds run into hundreds of millions of Naira, is busy campaigning for PDP and President Jonathan’s re-election, whereas the applicants who lost their lives have been forgotten, and their parents and relations left to bemoan their fate.
The statement noted that it is shocking that despite the uproar which the scandal generated across the country and beyond, neither the Nigeria Immigration Service, Ministry of Interior or the Federal Government has given any satisfactory answer to the posers as to why thousands of Nigerian youth were assembled in major cities for few job vacancies which have already been allocated to children of powerful people in government.
It would be recalled that on March 15, 2014, a poorly organised recruitment exercise claimed the lives of no fewer than 20 applicants following a stamped that occurred at the venue of the exercise across the country.