There are strong indications that the report of the tragic immigration recruitment exercise which claimed not less 18 lives may eventually be thrown into the dust bin.
It could be recalled that the Senate on 18th March, 2014, three days after the Immigration recruitment tragedy of Saturday, 15th March, 2014, mandated its Committee on Interior, to carry out comprehensive probe of circumstances that led to the recruitment tragedy which claimed 18 lives of job seekers at various recruitment centers spread across the country and left several others injured.
The report of the Senate Committee on Interior which was submitted to the Upper Chamber several weeks behind schedule in May, has since submission, not attended to by the Senate in anyway before it went on long recess penultimate week.
Recent investigations carried out by our correspondent over the delay of Senate’s consideration of the report revealed that the report may not be considered at all, before the expiration of this Seventh National Assembly because the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, who was involved in the recruitment saga that turned tragic, is political associate of the leadership of the Senate.
Although, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Business, Senator Ita Enag, while briefing journalists recently said all outstanding reports before the Senate will be considered before the expiration of the tenure of the Seventh Senate.
However, a senator who pleaded anonymity, said nothing will come out of the investigative hearing because the man in question, Comrade Aba Moro who hails from Benue state is very close to the leadership of the Senate.
“Nothing can come of the report because the Minister involved is widely known to be like a political son to who one can described as the leader of the Senate in person,” said the senator.
The Senator disclosed further that most of the committee members did not see the report before it was submitted to the Senate just as a member of the committee who pleaded anonymity said that there is no report anywhere about the probe saying the Minister involved is more or less a sacred cow, going by his closeness to the Senate leadership.