The Speaker, House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, has described as ‘unfortunate’ the death of some Nigerians on Saturday at recruitment centres of the Nigeria Immigration Service.
This is contained in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Malam Imam Imam on Sunday in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria, reports that some applicants died at some of the recruitment centres as a result of stampede.
According to the speaker, the death of the innocent youths was sorrowful and regrettable.
He said it was more regrettable considering the fact that they were at the screening centres in search of jobs that would better their lots and that of their loved ones.
Tambuwal urged the authorities concerned to investigate the remote and immediate causes of the tragedy, and advised them to map out strategies to prevent future occurrence.
He urged governments at all levels to work closely with the Organised Private Sector to tackle the unemployment problem facing the nation.
The speaker condoled with the families of those who lost their loved ones, and prayed for quick recovery of injured ones.