Following reports of the death of scores of Nigerian youths as a result of stampede during the recruitment exercise at the National Stadium Abuja on Saturday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called for a probe into the unfortunate incident.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) conducted the exercise simultaneously throughout the 36 states of the federation and FCT.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Olisa Metuh, made the call in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.
He also called on the Ministry of Interior and relevant government agencies, to immediately swing into action to unravel the remote and immediate causes of the stampede.
Metuh further urged government agencies and parastatals, as well as all PDP elected and appointed officials at all levels of government to redouble their efforts at reducing the level of unemployment in the country.
This, Metuh said, was in line with President Goodluck Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda and the PDP manifesto.
He said the party was shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the untimely death of the young citizens who were at the exercise.
The PDP spokesperson noted that the victims were not at the venue only to secure employment but also to be allowed the opportunity to contribute their quota toward national development.
Metuh added that it was unfortunate and disheartening that the victims paid the supreme price while trying to be more useful to the nation
He commiserated with the families of the deceased and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.