Abuja— The Federal Government has concluded arrangements to embark on massive downsizing of officers and men of the Nigeria Immigrations Service (NIS), and the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS).
According to Vanguard a new condition of service has been approved by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau.
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A memo from the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigrations and Prisons Services Board, CDFIPB, reduced the retirement ages of personnel.
Dated May 25, 2016, and signed by the Director/Secretary of the Board, A.A Ibrahim, the letter was addressed to all the paramilitary Service Chiefs under the ministry and entitled, ‘RE: New Conditions of Service.’
The directive, a competent source at the Interior Ministry hinted, is sequel to earlier decision in December, last year, by the Joint Services Board (JSB), where it was resolved to “expand” the “parameters for retirement of officers and men” in the employment of agencies under the supervision of the board.
The Joint Services Board in that resolution, investigation revealed, opted to go beyond the extant civil service provisions with regard to when an officer exits the service to “import other parameters” which, according to our source, are not only irrelevant to the agencies but strange to the various Acts setting up the paramilitary bodies.
The action is likely to put over 50% of current workforce out of job and worsen the already bloated unemployment market.
Read more at Vanguard.