IMMIGRATION RECRUITMENT EXERCISE - CALL FOR SERIOUS ACTION
It has been reported that over 16 people died following stampede at different venues of NIS job test including Abuja. Over 60,000 youths were said to have turned up for the test which held at the National Stadium Abuja.
This is sad! very sad!!
That this happened in many centers across the nations points to the fact that it is not just an accident but an outcome of lack of planning which can be attributed to disregards for human dignity and insensitivity on the part of the organizers.
To think that a similar incident which also claimed lives happened some years back in a similar exercise and still no appropriate measures was put in place to forestall same is not only inhuman but criminal negligence.
For the fact that the applicants pre-registered online means the organisers had a prior knowledge of the number being expected, what measure did they put in place to handle this?
how did the organizers plan to administer a credible exam to over 60,000 people in one center.
How did they even plan to administer credible exams in a stadium.
One then starts thinking that the exam which ended up leading to loss of many lives may not have been intended to be used for any employment but just to fulfill all righteousness that employment was based on an examination.
Another annoying thing is that these unemployed youths where taxed N1000 each. This means that if 500,000 people applied for these jobs, the agency would have made some 500 million naira. Is these not capitalizing on the unemployment situation to making money from people already stretched by unemployment.
It is morally wrong for a govt agency to ask unemployed youths to pay money for job applications when private organisations pay applicants for attending job interviews.
The Federal Government should sincerely probe into this incident and job scam to ensure all those found wanting are appropriated disciplined to prevent future occurrence.
The agency should be made to refund all those who paid money for these applications and pay some compensation to all who attended the exercise for the undue hardship they where subjected to.