THE Federal Government has reconstituted a Special Presidential Committee to re-conduct the ill-fated recruitment exercise into the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) with no representative from the Ministry of Interior.
A statement from the office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim, issued yesterday in Abuja said President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the composition of the Committee with Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission, Deaconess Joan Ayo, as the head. The committee is mandated “to assist the Civil Defence, Fire Service, Immigration and Prisons Board to re-conduct the aborted recruitment into NIS.”
The Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service, a representative of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, representative of the Commandant-General, NSCDC, representative of the Comptroller of Prison Service, representative of the Corp Marshal, FRSC and representative of the Director-General, Department of State Services will serve as members.
The Permanent Secretary, Special Duties (OSGF) would serve as the Secretary to the committee, which has been given 12 weeks to complete the assignment. The panel is, among its terms of reference, to “liaise with the Civil Defence, Fire Service, Immigration and Prisons Board and confirm the actual number of personnel to be recruited.”
Other terms of reference include:
• to assist the Civil Defence, Fire Service, Immigration and Prisons Board by re-advertising the recruitment into the NIS with a view to starting the recruitment process afresh;
• to assist the Civil Defence, Fire Service, Immigration and Prisons Board by processing the applications, shortlisting potential candidates and conducting the necessary interviews for the purpose of the recruitment exercise;
• to assist the Civil Defence, Fire Service, Immigration and Prisons Board by following all relevant laws, public service rules and guidelines, to determine successful applicants and announce their appointment into the NIS;
• to ensure that three family members of each deceased applicant from the aborted exercise, at least one of whom should be a female, are given immediate and automatic employment in the NIS; and
• to ensure that all those injured during the aborted exercise, are given immediate and automatic employment in the NIS.
Source: THE GUARDIAN