The Comptroller-General of the NIS, Mr. David Parradang has told the committee members that he was sidelined by the Minister throughout the recruitment exercise and that he got wind of the exercise through a newspaper advertorial. He made this disclosure yesterday when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Interior Matters Panel instituted by the senate to investigate circumstances that led to the ill-fated exercise.
He said only N45million was released to the NIS for provision of test materials as against the the N201million released to the consulting firm, Drexel Technical Nigeria Limited. He said this caused a lot of logistic problems on the day of the test.
Some of the Commanders of the NIS who headed the test in some other states said asides the serious logistic problems, influx of those who were not supposed to write the exam was also responsible for the stampede experienced on that day..