The Joblessness in Nigeria has caused the life of job seekers in the recent Nigeria Immigration Service: About 25 people have been confirm death by eyewitness on the immigration ground.
And here is what Chuma Onyia has to say.
Always the wrong way in Nigeria. now more pains to families. From JOBLESSNESS to LIFELESSNESS. Nigerian govt why? Must the test be done the same day, the same venue, the same time. Mr Immigration Boss???. For Christ sake we are in the age where people write test from their homes. I expected you to have used your common sense. it’s madness to have invited over 50,000 applicants in Abuja, over 40,000 in Lagos, over 20,000 in Enugu, over 10,000 in Uyo and so on. Must you kill people before you employ Mr Immigration Boss?
Here is what Adewumi Folasade has to say.
It was a sad thing to read or hear or see that this kind of ugly thing could happen in our country have never seen this before in my entire life that people are called to attend job interview at the nation stadium without adequate facilities.i would like people’s president Dr Goodluck Jonathan to please personally investigate this ugly and sad situation in the interest of the Nigerian youths.i believe strongly that this is not part of my president transformation agenda.
Official report on Nigeria Immigration Service 2014
At least 25 people were killed and dozens injured in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja after thousands of panicked job-seekers stampeded during a government recruitment drive in the national stadium on Saturday.
Survivors told AFP that thousands had gathered to apply for jobs with the immigration department in the Abuja stadium.
One witness said the stampede broke out as applicants surged towards a central stage. They said only one entrance to the 60,000-capacity stadium was open. It wasn’t clear how many people were inside at the time of the crush.
“The immigration service was having a recruitment exercise at the stadium … there was a stampede and they brought the victims to the national hospital,” said hospital spokesman Tayo Haastrup.
No official casualty list was given, but an AFP journalist on the scene counted seven dead and dozens injured.
Many injured people could not be admitted to hospital due to lack of capacity.
Those with stable injuries “will be sent to other hospitals so that we can deal with the numerous injured that continue to arrive,” said Haastrup.(AFP)
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