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Relatives of botched NIS recruitment get automatic employment

05 April 2016, 21:46

Abuja – The Federal Government has given automatic employment to 105 candidates and relatives of the botched 2014 Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment as compensation for those that died and sustained injuries during the exercise.

This is contained in a statement signed by‎ Bassey Akpanyung, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior and made available to newsmen on Monday in Abuja.

The statement said that after due verification, employment was given to‎ three family members of each deceased applicant from the aborted exercise, of which fifteen families were identified, and a total of 45 family members selected.

Also read: Fresh recruitment scandal hits immigration service

It said that 60 others who were injured in th‎e exercise were also given employment after verification by relevant government agencies.

The statement said that the‎ two categories of beneficiaries are now undergoing training at various camps of the NIS in compliance with the presidential directive.

It said that the recruitment conducted by the Special Presidential Committee constituted in the wake of the aborted exercise of March 2014 was being looked into.

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