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FG appoints special committee on NIS recruitment

27 March 2014, 08:45

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the composition and mandate of a special presidential committee to assist with the re-conduct of the disastrous Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment process.

The committee, which would assist the Civil Defence, Fire Service, Immigration and Prisons Board in the exercise, was made up of eight members.

It is to be chaired by the Chairman of Federal Civil Service Commission.
The terms of reference for the committee included liaison with the civil defence, fire service, immigration and prisons board and confirmation of the actual number of personnel to be recruited.

Others include assisting the board by re-advertising the recruitment into the NIS, to start the recruitment process afresh.

It would also assist the board by processing the applications, short listing potential candidates and conducting the necessary interviews for the purpose of the recruitment.

The committee would assist the board by following all relevant laws, public service rules and guidelines, to determine successful applicants and announce their appointment into the NIS.

It is also to ensure that three family members of each deceased applicant from the aborted exercise, at least one of whom should be a female, are given immediate and automatic employment in the NIS.

 It would also ensure that all those injured during the aborted exercise were given immediate and automatic employment in the NIS.

According to the statement, the committee has 12 weeks to conclude the assignment.

-    NAN

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