There was jubilation yesterday at the Abuja headquarters of the National Immigration Service (NIS) as news filtered in that its Comptroller-General Martin Abeshi, had been given the boot.
The NIS boss had been under the searchlight recently over his handling of recruitments into the service, a situation that saw his third wife and son given employment in the service.
Both recruits are currently undergoing training in Kano.
No reason was immediately put forward by government for the action, but Abeshi who was appointed into the position in September last year was to have gone on terminal leave since October 2015, but this was not to be.
This situation had set him against his deputies and assistants, DCGs, and ACGs, who were unhappy, that Abeshi was sitting tight when he should have been shown the way out of the service in since December 2015.
No substantial replacement has been named.
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