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In Nigeria Immigration service to begin recruitment one year after tragedy

16 people lost their lives and many others were injured after millions turned up for the last exercise, which was held all over the country on Saturday, 15 March, 2014.

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Job seekers at the Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment exercise of 2014 play

Job seekers at the Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment exercise of 2014

(YNaija)

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) is set to recruit new personnel barely a year after a similar exercise resulted in tragedy.

16 people lost their lives and many others were injured after millions turned up for the last exercise, which was held all over the country on Saturday, 15 March, 2014.

The commencement of the fresh recruitment exercise was announced on Monday, February 9, by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the NIS, Chukwuemeka Obuah.

“The Presidential Committee to assist In Immigration Recruitment on Monday February 9, 2015 placed advertorial in some national dailies requesting applications from suitable Nigerians for enlistment into the Nigeria Immigration Service starting from 9 February, 2015 to 22 March, 2015. Note the application is free and must be done online,” Obuah stated.

Job seekers were charged N1000 for last year’s exercise, which was conducted in stadiums around the country.

The Minister for Interior, Abba Moro, who was responsible for the process, blamed the tragedy on the applicants’ impatience and failure to follow simple instructions.

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