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Nigeria Immigration Service insists on Re-Screening of 2,000 Dismissed Recruits



Nigeria Immigration ServiceThe Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Tuesday insisted that it would go ahead with the re-screening of the 2,000 dismissed immigration recruits, in spite of their continued protest.

The Service spokesperson, Ekpedeme King, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

NAN reports that‎ the recruits had intensified protests in Abuja following moves by the NIS to re-screen them before giving them any employment.

King said that screening of the dismissed “applicants” whose names were earlier published in newspapers would take place as scheduled at the NIS Headquarters, Abuja, from August 29 to September 4.

He explained that the proposed ‎ background checks on the “applicants” which included security clearance, drug test, certificate verification and age on rank were mandatory before any employment into the NIS.

“The background checks are a normal practice globally when recruiting personnel into military and paramilitary agencies. Let me say that failure to submit oneself for screening would be regarded as withdrawal of interest in the recruitment exercise,” he said.

He said that the exercise was not a fresh recruitment and urged members of the public not to forward any employment application to the NIS.

‎NAN reports that the 2,000 dismissed recruits had been protesting at the National Assembly and the Ministry of Interior since 2015 for their reinstatement.

Their protest, however, took a different dimension on Monday when they joined ‎ members of the Bring Back our Girls (BBOG) movement to march to the presidential villa to demand their reinstatement.

NAN reports that they were employed by a Presidential Committee set up by former President, Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 following the tragedy that marred the March 2014 recruitment exercise.

Many candidates died and others sustained injuries during the recruitment exercise.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. praizeblog

    August 24, 2016 at 6:58 am

    hmmm naija always

  2. haris

    August 25, 2016 at 3:52 pm


  3. Abdul kwa

    September 29, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Good morning Sir, I would like to express my view over re-screening of the nigeria immigration service recruitment exercise of which many lost their lives,many injured. We do hope this exercise will be conducted with fear God,Humanity and fair. When are you going release the names of the successful candidates? my advice is, you should send all information through people’s phone numbers, amail addresses, radio, newspapers and all means of commuinations to avoid all sort of injustice. May Almighty God continue to bless nigeria immigration services and it’s entire staff at all levels to steer the affairs of the nation and put their total commitments in nations building.

  4. Abdul Kwa

    October 12, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Once again, i want to use medium for making inquiry on your re-screening/recruitments exercise. When are we to expect our posting/calls for training? May Almighty God bless Nigeria Immigration Service and Nigeria at Large.

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