Thousands block Lagos roads to protest Immigration recruitment exercise

published on Saturday, 15 March 2014

Many young people have reacted angrily to the manner in which the Nigerian Immigration Service conducted the recruitment examination originally slated for today in various test centres around the country.Scores of unemployed youth carrying placards with various inscriptions like “Nigeria has failed its youths again”, “We cannot leave Nigeria for our leaders” and many more barricaded the busy stadium/barracks road around the Surulere axis of the state.The protesters lamented the cancellation of the examination after making a payment of N1,000 each calling the exercise a “total scam”.Reports say traffic was put to standstill from 1:45pm till late in the evening  as protesting youth blocked major roads around the National Stadium.