NIS Recruitment Tragedy: FG gives automatic employment to 105 candidates


The Federal Government has fulfilled its promise of giving automatic employment to 105 candidates and relatives of the 2014 Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment tragedy.

The employment is offered as compensation for those that died and those who sustained injuries during the exercise.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mr Bassey Akpanyung.

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.

Sixty others who were injured in th‎e exercise were also given employment after verification by relevant government agencies.

“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 said.

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

The recruitment conducted by the Special Presidential Committee constituted in the wake of the aborted exercise of March 2014 is being looked into.

The Ministry advised all those affected in the exercise to remain calm and observe decorum while the Ministry resolves the matter.


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