FG offers victims’ families automatic employment
President Goodluck Jonathan has directed that three employment slots
be reserved for the families of those who died during the stampede
that occurred during the recruitment exercise conducted by the
Nigerian Immigration Service on Saturday nationwide.
Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, disclosed this to State
House correspondents on Wednesday at the end of the Federal Executive
Council meeting which was devoted to the incident.
He said one of the three beneficiaries must be a lady.
Jonathan also directed that all those who sustained injuries and are
currently hospitalised be given automatic employment in the service.
While ordering that the ill-fated exercise be cancelled, the President
set up a committee led by the Chairman of the Federal Civil Service
Commission, to conduct a fresh exercise.
The committee has the Comptroller-General of NIS as well as
representatives of the Inspector-General of Police and the heads of
the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Coprs, Nigerian Prisons
Service, State Security Service and the Federal Road Safety Commission