Nigerian 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, Nigerian Tribune has reported. This was contained in a statement signed by Mr Bassey Akpanyung, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior and made available to newsmen in Abuja, on Monday.
The statement said after due verification, employment was given to three family members of each deceased applicant from the aborted exercise, of which 15 families were identified, and a total of 45 family members selected. It said 60 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,” it said.
The statement added that the two categories of beneficiaries were now undergoing training at various camps of the NIS, in compliance with the presidential directive. It said 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 advised all those affected in the exercise to remain calm and observe decorum while the ministry resolves the matter.