The Federal Government on Tuesday abolished the dichotomy between holders of Barchelor’s Degree and those with Higher National Diploma, HND, in all the Services under the Ministry of Interior.
With this development, HND holders will now be moved from the Inspectorate cadre to Superintendent cadre without obtaining any degree certificates as the case was before now.
Last year, the board of Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB), upgraded the entry point for HND holders into the Services from Grade Level 7 to Grade Level 8 just like the Barchelor’s Degree holders.
The agencies affected are the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Prisons Service and Federal Fire Service.
Before now, personnel with HND certificates are employed into the Inspectorate cadre while their colleagues with Barchelor’s Degree certificate are in the Superintendent cadre.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Secretary to the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB), Al-Hassan Yakmut said the approval was given after the board’s meeting on 9th and 10th of this month.
Yakmut said, “The board has constituted a technical committee to work out modalities for the implementation, including the harmonisation of ranks in accordance with the abolition.”