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BREAKING: Immigration Tragedy Aftermath: Nigerian govt. cancels mass recruitment by its agencies

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BREAKING: Immigration Tragedy Aftermath: Nigerian govt. cancels mass recruitment by its agencies

NEWISSUES, Abuja

The police and the military are exempted from the directives

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UPDATE: The Federal Government has offered automatic employment to three members each of families of the dead victims of Saturday’s immigration recruitment tragedy.

All applicants who were injured in the stampede are to get automatic employments too.

Find our initial post below.

The Federal Government has announced the cancellation of all ongoing recruitment exercise by its ministries, departments, and agencies, MDAs.

The government, however, said the military and the police were exempted from the directive.

The cancellation comes five days after about 20 people died during a recruitment exercise by the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS.

The government also condoled with the family of the victims of the NIS tragedy.

Already, the Nigeria Human Rights Commission, NHRC, has commenced investigations into the NIS recruitment tragedy where stampede in various venues across the country led to the death of the job seekers on Saturday.

There have been widespread calls by Nigerians for the removal of both the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro and The Comptroller-General of Immigration, David Parradang, from office.

More details later…

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