Buhari sacks Immigration boss, Martin Abeshi

– President Muhammadu Buhari asked comptroller-
general of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Martin
Abeshi, to vacate office
– The federal government’s decision may be connected
with his handling of the recent replacement in the NIS
– The staff of the NIS were seen jubilating when the
news filtered into their headquarters

The comptroller-general of Nigerian Immigration Service
(NIS), Martin Abeshi, has been sacked.
President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly sacked the
comptroller-general of Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS),
Martin Abeshi, on Tuesday, May 17.
According to Vanguard, the federal government’s decision
may be connected with his handling of the recent
replacement in the service.
Meanwhile, the staff of the NIS were seen jubilating when
the news filtered into their headquarters.
Some officers have recently exposed the corrupt activities
of the comptroller general in the posting of personnel for
foreign trips.
In a petition written to President Muhammadu Buhari, they
accused Abeshi of collecting money from officers eager to
travel abroad on foreign missions.
The aggrieved officers called on the president to investigate
the allegation within the NIS and stop the corrupt activities
in the service.
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Nigeria
Abeshi was appointed in September 2015 to replace former
comptroller general, David Parradang, who was fingered in
the tragic 2014 recruitment scandal.
At the time the new Immigration boss was appointed, he
had already been slated to proceed on a three-month
terminal leave beginning from October 2015.
Abeshi was said to have been having running battle with
some of his deputies and assistants, who were not happy
that their boss was still in office when he ought to have
retired from the service since December 2015.

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