Immigration Tragedy: Bungled Nis Test Canceled



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

as members.


  1. It’s not all state that was affected by the sad news, let them focus on the affected states by rescheduing their exam to avert further occurence


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