ABUJA—There were indications in Abuja, yesterday, to the effect that the Federal Government may have sacked the Comptroller-General of Nigerian Immigration Service NIS, Martin Abeshi. Although reasons for his sack were not immediately known, Vanguard learned that government’s decision may be connected with his handling of the recent replacement in the service. Staff of the Service were seen jubilating when the news filtered into their headquarters.ABESHI
The replacement, which was terribly abused by power brokers in the country, saw the CG allegedly employing his third wife and his eldest son into the service. Both recruits were said to be under-going training in Kano. At the time he was appointed in September last year, Abeshi had already been slated to proceed on a three-month terminal leave beginning from October 2015. It was gathered, yesterday, that Abeshi had been having running battle with some of his deputies and assistants,DCGs, and ACGs, who were not happy that the Comptroller General was still in office when he ought to have retired from the service since December 2015.

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