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FEC: Jonathan Cancels Immigration Recruitment Test, Victims Get Automatic Employment

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved three vacancy slot for the family of each of the 19 job seekers that died during the stampede at the Nigerian Immigration Service test.

The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku who disclosed the President’s directives to State House correspondents at the end of FEC noted that one of the three slots must be a female.

The action by President Jonathan to compensate those that were injured and lost their lives during the must have following the public outcry and condemnation that trailed the death of job seekers during last Saturdays’ NIS test nationwide.

He said all the injured job seekers are also to be given automatic job in the immigration service.

He further said that the last Saturday recruitment exercise has been cancelled while a fresh one will be conducted under the Chairmanship of the Federal Civil Service Commission with an inter-ministerial panel.

The Government, he said, has also stopped all government agencies, apart from Army and Police, from carrying out such physical recruitment exercise.

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