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NIS JOB: Family of Dead Applicants Get Three Automatic Slots

Stampede at the 60,000 capacity Abuja stadium
Stampede at the 60,000 capacity Abuja stadium
There were indications on Wednesday that Minister of Internal Affairs, Comrade Abba Moro may lose his job following his poor handling of the recruitment exercise into Nigerian Immigration Service on Saturday.

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President Goodluck Jonathan who has since queried the minister has cancelled the examination which saw at least 6 people dead at the weekend.

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Jonathan has also has set up 7-man committee to be chaired by Chairman Federal Civil Commission, Deaconess Joan Ayo, to fill the vacancies in the Nigeria Immigration Service.

As part of effort to assuage the nerves of families who lost their loved ones during the exercise, the President also approved that families of deceased will now be entitled to three automatic slots in the exercise to be carried out in the new dispensation while families of those injured in the exercise will be entitled to one automatic slot.

Information Minister, Labaran Maku, who announced government’s decision after the Federal Executive meeting presided over by President Jonathan, was silent on the fate of the Minister, who waited behind after FEC, an incident some described as a desperate effort to save his job.

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Maku announced that government expressed regrets over what happened, adding that President Jonathan will meet with families of the dead applicants on his return from his current trip to Namibia, next week.

Maku said that as part of measure to reduce the pains and frustrations that followed the exercise, government approved three automatic spaces for the families of dead applicants who lost their lives during the ill- fated recruitment exercise while those who sustain injuries will get automatic jobs.

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