FG gives update on Nigeria Prisons, Fire Service recruitment

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The Federal Government has approved the continuation of recruitment processes into the Nigeria Prisons Service and the Federal Fire Service.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Secretary to the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB), Al-Hassan Yakmut on Tuesday.

Recruitment into the two para-military agencies commenced mid last year but was suspended for undisclosed reasons.

Yakmut said the board gave the approval after its meeting on the 9th and 10th of this month.

The statement read in part: “The Federal Government has approved the continuation of recruitment processes into the Nigeria Prisons Service and the Federal Fire Service

“Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB), gave the approval after its meeting on 9th and 10th of this month.

“The meeting also approved the recruitment of 2,200 candidates into the Federal Fire Service and 7,475 candidates into the Nigeria Prisons Service.”

The Minister of Interior, who is the chairman of the board, pledged the commitment of the board in ensuring adequate pre-deployment training for the successful candidates.

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