SAY NO CAMPAIGN, CENTRE FOR DEMOCRACY & DEVELOPMENT, BREKETE FAMILY RADIO and OPEN SOCIETY INITIATIVE FOR WEST AFRICA
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In the wake of March 15, 2014 about 20 job applicants were killed in a stampede in some recruitment centres across the country. In the Federal Capital Territory, over 68,000 job applicants were invited to the 60,000 capacity stadium for the botched recruitment exercise. The stampede that resulted in the death of 20 job applicants is reported to have been occasioned by poor planning and negligence on the part of the Ministry of Interior and Immigration service.
The Lives lost and the indignity experienced by applicants are issues that must be treated with utmost importance because a life lost today is termination of a significant generation and a line of national wealth. Every indignity suffered by a Nigerian is a threat to the dignity of every Nigerian.
In a bid to ensure accountability and stem the tide of impunity in Nigeria, the Say No Campaign, Centre for Democracy and Development, Brekete Family and Open Society Initiative for West Africa will on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Denis Hotel, Abuja by 9:00am host a Public Hearing on the #NISstampede with the aim of achieving the following objectives;
- To gather facts and document experiences of applicants that participated in the recruitment exercise;
- To unravel the facts surrounding the involvement of the NIS and the Ministry of Interior in the Stampede;
- To demand public accountability and justice for the victims of the recruitment exercise especially those who lost their lives and sustained injuries;
- To make recommendations on how to prevent reoccurrence of such incidents and ways of tackling unemployment in Nigeria.
The public hearing is meant for all participants of the recruitment exercise, youth, students, government institutions, media, international community etc. Accredited participants will be expected to make oral or written submission at the public hearing.
The incidence of March 15, 2014 is a clarion call to citizens to rise up to active citizenship by exercising their sovereignty in the demand for good governance, accountability and dignity of the human person. Conveners of the Public Hearing are committed to this process and will consistently engage all relevant platforms to ensure that the issues surrounding the recruitment exercise and the resultant effect of the #NISstampede are followed to a logical conclusion.
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You can also purchase a free ticket via this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/citizens-public-hearing-on-the-nigerian-immigration-recruitment-exercise-stampede-tickets-11166903509?aff=affiliate1