The most recent report from NIS official website confirms that the Nigeria migration service is holding another recruitment exercise after a year ago’s rush that claimed several lives.
As announced by AIT news online, the two-day activity is being coordinated by the presidential committee to help in the migration recruitment.
A statement on the site of the Presidential Committee to Assist in Nigeria Immigration Recruitment shows that a few candidates who have applied to the recruitment exercise have as of now been shortlisted for Computer-Based Aptitude Test that will happen between September 26th and November 25th at selected examination centers across the country.
A message on the site reads: All SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS MUST DOWNLOAD THEIR NEW INVITATION LETTER, AS THE CBT TEST Center, DATE AND TIME MAY HAVE CHANGED.
It was also declared on the site that an email with the Applicant’s letter attached has been sent to candidate’s registered email address, adding that all the applicants must present the letter for accreditation on the date and time at the exam center shown in the letter.
However, the 2014 Nigeria immigration recruitment disaster happened on March 15, 2014, Saturday, when a sum of 6.5 million people in all of the 36 states of Nigeria and the FCT stormed different recruitment centers in the country for the 4,000 unfilled positions in the organization.
It was accounted for around then that no less than 16 job seekers were declared dead in the event while a number of people were also injured.
As specified by the reports provided by the Nigerian Police, what caused the high mortality were overcrowding, exhaustion, depletion, and eagerness of the applicants to get the jobs advertised by NIS.
As a result of the terrible incident, Former President Goodluck Jonathan had previously requested an immediate employment for the families that lost their loved ones in the event.
The president also demanded an immediate return of the money that was earlier collected from the job applicants. He went further to announce that there would be another recruitment exercise and the previous one was canceled.
There is still confusion among the Nigerian job seekers since President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the comptroller general of the Nigeria Immigration Service, David Parradang. The investigation is still on and everyone is not sure if this NIS recruitment event will hold.