#NIS2000; Immigration Service reinstates 888 recruits

Ebun Francis

The Nigerian Immigration Service Friday moved  to end the running saga over the fate 2000 dismissed immigration recruits with the announcement by the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammed Babandede, that the service has regularised the employment of 888 applicants who met all the requirement out of the possible 2000 aggrieved applicants who had at various times, with the help of civil society groups, staged protests against their dismissal from the service while still in training. Babandede, who disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja, said that out of the 2000 applicants, a total of 1470 reported for screening while 888 met all the criteria and were therefore successful. The remaining 530 applicants failed to show up for the screening.

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A breakdown shows that those recruited included II Assistant Superintendents of Immigration, 177; Assistant Inspectors of Immigration, 305; Immigration Assistant 1 –and immigration Assistant III, 406.

The immigration boss explained that the successful candidates met the necessary criteria, including academic certificate, drug free test, good conduct/character and medical fitness,physical fitness,age on rank and security clearance.