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NIS job scandal: FG compensates relatives of dead candidates

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NIS job scandal: FG compensates relatives of dead candidates

In an attempt to put the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) job scandal to rest, the Federal Government (FG) has compensated relatives of dead candidates with automatic employment.  Altogether, 105 candidates and relatives of the botched 2014 NIS recruitment were offered jobs.

The federal government broke the news on Monday in Abuja via a statement signed by‎ Mr Bassey Akpanyung, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior.

The statement said that after due verification, employment was given to‎ three family members of each deceased applicant from the aborted exercise, of which fifteen families were identified, and a total of 45 family members selected.

It said that 60 others who were injured in th‎e exercise were also given employment after verification by relevant government agencies.

“After verification, 15 families were identified, and a total of 45 family members selected from the deceased families.

“Similarly, approval was given for those who were injured in the same exercise to be employed.

 

“After due verification by relevant agencies of government, 60 of those affected were considered for appointment‎,” it said.

 

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