The families of victims of the 2014 Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment stampede protest at the gate of National Assembly in Abuja yesterday.
Hundreds of the families of victims for the botched 2013 Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment exercise yesterday took their grievances to the House of Representatives demanding fulfillment of promises by the federal government.
The protesters, who involved relatives of the deceased and injured victims said 18 months after the incidence, the employment promise by the federal government was yet to be fulfilled by the service.
But the House, upon receipt of the protesters’ complaints letter, set up a 3-man committee that comprised the House leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, minority leader, Leo Ogor and Aminu Shagari to interface with the immigration leadership on the matter.
Mr. Edmund Osumah, who spoke on behalf of the protesting victims, told the trio at the National Assembly gate that ever since the incident occurred, there has been no further action after issuance of recruitment letters to them.
Leader of the House, Gbajabiamila sympathised with the victims plight and expressed his surprise at how the promise could not be fulfilled up to this time.
“I personally in my capacity as the House leader would take this matter up. All hands will be on deck to make sure this matter is addressed expeditiously and judiciously, I want to believe that a promise is a debt,” he said.
Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara tasked the panel to interface with the Nigeria Immigration Service to ascertain why the letters written to the families of the affected victims were not honoured and report back next week.