By Yemi Adebowale
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday suspended David Parradang, the comptroller general of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).
According to reports, Parradang was asked to proceed on suspension on August 21, Friday, while Martin Abeshi, the service’s deputy comptroller general, takes over. Although the reason for Parradang’s suspension is not clear, information available to BREAKING TIMES suggests his suspension may not be unconnected to the issuance of a valid Nigerian visa to Ahmad Al-Assir – a globally wanted Lebanese national purportedly linked to ISIS.
It would also be recalled that the immigration service under his leadership sparked national outrage in 2014 after nearly 20 job applicants died in a stampede during an immigration recruitment test.