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Immigration Recruitment Suspended by FG


The Federal Government has announced the immediate suspension of the
recent recruitment into the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) conducted
on the directives of the immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck
Jonathan, between March and April this year.

A reliable NIS source disclosed that the Board of Prisons, Immigration,
Civil Defence and the Fire Service has directed immediate suspension of
every activity related to the recruitment until further notice.

To this effect, the NIS headquarters has instructed state commands
and heads of training institutes to recall newly recruited persons sent
for training at the Immigration Service Training Schools at Orlu, Kano
and Ohoada.

Many job seekers lost their lives last year at a recruitment  across
the country, a development that warranted a Presidential Committee on
Immigration Recruitment constituted on March 26, 2014 by former
President Goodluck Jonathan.

However, the recruitment was mired in controversies which was one of
the reasons for the removal from office of the former Comptroller
General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr. David Parradang.

Recently, the ill-fated recruitment also led to serious disagreements
between the former Minister, Ministry of Interior, Abba Moro and David

During the now suspended employment exercise, less than 5,000
Nigerians, including candidates of families that lost loved ones in the
botched 2014 recruitment that resulted in the death of about 15
applicants were enlisted and sent for training to become personnel of
the service.

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