The Federal Government has directed the Nigeria Prisons Service and the Federal Fire Service to employ 7, 475 and 2,200 Nigerians respectively, giving a total of 9,675 new intakes.
Both agencies received approval for the recruitments from the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board, under the leadership of Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau.
This comes as the board approved the abolition of the dichotomy between holders of Bachelor’s Degree and Higher National Diploma (HND) in the services under the Ministry of Interior, the News Agency of Nigeria reported Tuesday.
A statement signed by the Secretary of the board, Al-Hassan Yakmut, said the chairman of CDFIPB gave the approval at the board’s meeting held between May 9 and May 10 in Abuja.
“The meeting also approved the recruitment of 2,200 candidates into the federal fire service, and 7,475 candidates into the Nigeria Prisons Service.
“Dambazau wishes the candidates a successful career in the services and pledges commitment of the board to ensuring adequate pre-deployment training,” he said.
It was not immediately clear when the recruitment processes will start.