The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service ( NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede, on Saturday in Yola has said the appointment into the Service is neither for sale nor for the children of the rich.
The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that the Immigration Boss was in Adamawa on a two-day official visit, during which he inaugurated a Sick Bay Centre and a Forward Operation Base (FOB) at Gurin and Belel in Fufore and Maiha Local Government Areas respectively.
He said that when he assumed office in 2016, he ensured that no vacant position was sold to the children of the rich, adding that the poor should be treated equal with the rich without any discriminations.
370,000 applied for 4,900 slots in 2020/2021 recruitment
He said that recently, 370,000 people applied for the 4,900 available vacant positions from across the country for the 2020/2021 recruitment.
“After an intensive screening, we invited 70,000 applicants for examination and 50,000 appeared and sat for the examination.
“We shortlisted 6,000 candidates for final physical screening and only those that are fit and qualified will be recruited as officers of the Service in the next two weeks.
“We will make sure we do justice and the appointments will be shared equally among all the 774 local government areas of the country,’’ Babandede said.