Politics FG Appoints Special Committee on Re-conduct of NIS Recruitment

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President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the composition and mandate of the Special Presidential Committee to assist on the re-conduct of the aborted Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment.

This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by Senator Pius Anyim, Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

The statement said the committee, which would assist the Civil Defence, Fire Service, Immigration and Prisons Board in the exercise, was made up of eight members.

The committee, according to the statement, is to be chaired by the Chairman of Federal Civil Service Commission while Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service serves as member. Other members of the committee are representative of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, representative of the Commandant-General, NSCDC, representative of the Comptroller of Prison Service.

Others include representative of the Corps Marshal, FRSC; representative of the Director-General, DSS and Permanent Secretary, Special Duties (OSGF).
It said the terms of reference for the committee included liaison with the civil defence, fire service, immigration and prisons board and confirmation of the actual number of personnel to be recruited. Others include assisting the board by re-advertising the recruitment into the NIS, to start the recruitment process afresh.

The statement stated that it would also assist the board by processing the applications, short listing potential candidates and conducting the necessary interviews for the purpose of the recruitment.

The committee, the statement said, would assist the board by following all relevant laws, public service rules and guidelines, to determine successful applicants and announce their appointment into the NIS.

It is also to ensure that three family members of each deceased applicant from the aborted exercise, at least one of whom should be a female, are given immediate and automatic employment in the NIS.

The statement said the committee would ensure that all those injured during the aborted exercise were given immediate and automatic employment in the NIS.

According to the statement, the committee has 12 weeks to conclude the assignment

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