Nis Recruitment: Fg Fulfills Promise, Grants Employment To 105 Victims


BEVERLY HILLS, April 05, (THEWILL) – The Federal Government has fulfilled its promise of granting automatic employment to 105 candidates and relatives of the ill-fated 2014 Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS recruitment as compensation for those who lost their lives and sustained injuries during the exercise.

A statement issued on Monday by‎ the Permanent Secretary in the Interior Ministry, Mr. Bassey Akpanyung explained 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.

The statement, which noted that 60 others injured in th‎e exercise were also given employment after verification by relevant government agencies, said: “After verification, 15 families were identified, and a total of 45 family members selected from the deceased families.

“Similarly, approval was given for those who were injured in the same exercise to be employed.

“After due verification by relevant agencies of government, 60 of those affected were considered for appointment.”

The statement revealed that the‎ two categories of beneficiaries are now undergoing training at various camps of the NIS in compliance with the presidential directive, adding that the recruitment conducted by the Special Presidential Committee constituted in the wake of the aborted exercise of March 2014 was being looked into.

The Ministry further advised all those affected in the exercise to remain calm and observe decorum while it goes about resolving the matter.