The Nigerian Senate has set up a committee to investigate the revenue and expenditure of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).
The development is coming two days after Nigeria’s burgeoning online integrated media platform, ALEDEH uncovered massive fraud and corruption in NIS.
In our exclusive story, we reported that most special promotions in the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) are purchased and not merited.
ALEDEH had also reported that most officers get promoted in the Nigerian Immigration after paying N500,000 or N1 million for such promotion.
Similarly, ALEDEH gathered that some Nigerians pay as much as N50,000 to N100,000 to get the Nigerian passport.
This sleaze is a hurricane that sweeps across all NIS offices across the nation, ALEDEH report in our exclusive.
Sources tell ALEDEH that some PPP contracts entered into by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) are illegal.
Following our exclusive story which was published on Monday, October 9, the Nigerian Senate has moved to investigate the matter.
During Wednesday’s plenary, Senator Andy Uba representing Anambra senatorial district at the National Assembly, read the report on the Committee on Interior regarding Government-owned enterprise, with focus placed on the Nigeria Immigration Service.
The lawmakers contributed to the report on the Committee on Interior and expressed their worries over the lack of transparency and well-documented budget report from the Immigration Service.
Reacting to the development, President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki said: “the report of the Committee on Interior cannot be approved until they come to resolve all issues raised”.
The Senate resolved that a technical Committee be constituted comprising chairman and vice chairman of Committees on Anti-Corruption, Judiciary and Interior to be headed by the Committee on Interior alongside Ministry Of Justice, Interior and Comptroller General of Immigration and Economic Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) to investigate into revenue and expenditure of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to report back in two (2) weeks.