Federal Government Update on Prisons, Fire Service Recruitment, 2019

The recruitment into the two para-military agencies commenced mid last year but was suspended due to undisclosed reasons.

However, the federal government has now given the nod for it to be completed as contained in a statement by the Secretary to the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB), Al-Hassan Yakmut on Tuesday. He said the board gave the approval after its meeting on 9th and 10th of this month

According to him, “the meeting…approved the recruitment of 2,200 candidates into the Federal Fire Service and 7,475 candidates into the Nigeria Prisons Service.” Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau, who is the chairman of the board, pledged the commitment of the board in ensuring adequate pre-deployment training for the successful candidates.

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