Service News Updates
19/02/21 - Sunday James(PCI PRO)
￼￼ Immigration service boss, Idris Jere gives update on the recently written exam & the current 2022 NIS recruitment process. The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Idris Jere, has provided an update on the ongoing 2022 recruitment into the service. Idris Jere said that NIS invited 70,000 applicants for examination and only 50,000 appeared and sat for the examination across the country. He said that 6,000 candidates would be shortlisted for final physical screening and only those that are fit and qualified will be recruited as officers of the NIS in the next two weeks. According to him, appointment into the Service is neither for sale nor for the children of the rich. Idris Jere said this on Saturday in Yola that the appointment was basically for those that are fit and qualified. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Immigration Boss was in Adamawa on a two-day official visit, during which he inaugurated a Sick Bay Centre and a Forward Operation Base (FOB) at Gurin and Belel in Fufore and Maiha Local Government Areas respectively. He said that when he assumed office in 2016, he ensured that no vacant position was sold to the children of the rich, adding that the poor should be treated equally with the rich without any discriminations. Idris Jere said that recently, 370,000 people applied for the 4,900 available vacant positions from across the country for the 2022 recruitment. "After an intensive screening, we invited 70,000 applicants for examination and 50,000 appeared and sat for the examination. "We shortlisted 6,000 candidates for final physical screening and only those that are fit and qualified will be recruited as officers of the Service in the next two weeks. "We will make sure we do justice and the appointments will be shared equally among all the 774 local government areas of the country,'' Idris Jere said. He said that the children of the poor have the right to apply for the job alongside the so-called children of the rich. Idris Jere recalled that in 1985, he got recruited into the Service without knowing anybody or any top government official. He added that "We will make sure we restore the lost glory of the Service for the betterment of our future generation."