The Nigeria Immigration Service, has finally employed 888 applicants who met all the criteria out of the 2000 aggrieved applicants, who had been protesting against their dismissal from the service while undergoing training.
The Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammed Babandede, who disclosed at a news conference on Friday in Abuja, stated that out of the 2000 applicants, a total of 1470 reported for screening while 888 met all the criteria and were therefore successful.
A breakdown shows that those recruited included II Assistant Superintendents of Immigration, 177; Assistant Inspectors of Immigration, 305; Immigration Assistant 1 –and immigration Assistant III, 406.
Babandede said 530 applicants did not report for the screening exercise, while some pregnant women were also recruited because they met all the criteria of engagement into the NIS.
According to him, the successful candidates met the necessary criteria, including age on rank, academic certificate, physical fitness, drug free test, security clearance, good conduct/character and medical fitness.