Over 80, 000 job seekers applied for NIS 1,112 vacancies

ABUJA – In what might sound as a heartbreaking news to thousands of unemployed Nigerians who are frantically applying for the recently-advertised vacancies in the Nigeria Immigration Service NIS, the federal government has declared that only 1, 112 vacancies currently exist in the service.

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahaman Dambazau, who stated this on Monday in Abuja, after presenting a handbook on the operations of the Presidential Executive Order at the Nigeria Immigration Service headquarters, said the vacant slots were the only ones approved by the president.

“There were two aborted Immigration recruitments that were done. The first one led to fatality and casualties. The second one was dispersed following discovery of so many abnormalities I which 2, 000 of them were sent home.

“When we came in November 2015, we looked at the whole thing and we discovered for the second one that it was not all the fault of the candidates as such, but it was the process that was followed that was flawed.

“So, we wrote a memo to Mr President that we should recall those candidates, 2000 of them, so that we can reassess them and the President graciously approved that and we advertised in papers and I think about 1,500 or so reported and out of this number 888 qualified for that recruitment. Now the balance of 1, 112 is what we are working on; that is the reason of the recent advertisement by the Nigerian Immigration Service to recruit that balance of 1,112 and this is the process we are in now”, he said.

He, however, assured of transparency in the recruitment process.

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