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The case on the deaths which occurred at the Nigeria Immigration Service job test on March 15 has been fixed for hearing. The case with the suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/694/2014 was instituted by Patience Nonye Omezie. Joined as defendants is the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Minister of Internal Affairs, Abba Moro and some others. The case will commence on Monday, 20th October 2014 at Federal High Court, Abuja, before Honourable Justice Abdul Kafarati.
It will be recalled that about 6.5 million people in all 36 states of Nigeria the Federal Capital Territorry (FCT) were at various recruitment centers in the country for the 4000 vacant positions in the Nigeria Immigration Service where the stampedes occurred. About 18 people were reported to have died at the various recruitment centers.
Each applicant paid N1,000 for the applications form. The ministry of Internal Affairs had contracted the exercise to an Independent consultancy firm which was accused of mishandling the exercise.
Abba Moro irked Nigerians when he attributed the stampede to ‘impatience’ with major stakeholders calling for his head.
The suit is a challenge by Nigerian citizens, in particular, Patience Nonye Omezie, Kasim Yusuf Suleiman, Okojie Theophilus Arebamen and Godwin Morka.
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