President Goodluck Jonathan, has given the newly composed Special Presidential Committee to assist the Civil Defence, Fire Service, Immigration and Prisons Board to re-conduct the aborted recruitment into the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) 12 weeks to conclude its assignment.
In a statement by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, the committee is chaired by Chairman, Federal Civil Service Commission, Deaconess Joan Ayo.
Other members of the committee include: the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, David Paradang, Representative of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Representative of the Comptroller of the Nigeria Prison Service, Representative of the Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and a Representative of the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
Others are Representative of the Director-General, Department of State Security (DSS) and the Permanent Secretary, Special Duties (OSGF) who will serve as the secretary.
The Terms of Reference are to liaise with the Civil Defence, Fire Service, Immigration and Prisons Board and confirm the actual number of personnel to be recruited;
To assist the Civil Defence, Fire Service, Immigration and Prisons Board by re-advertising the recruitment into the NIS with a view to starting the recruitment process afresh;
To assist the Civil Defence, Fire Service, Immigration and Prisons Board by processing the applications, short listing potential candidates and conducting the necessary interviews for the purpose of the recruitment exercise;
To assist the Civil Defence, Fire Service, Immigration and Prisons Board by following all relevant laws, public service rules and guidelines, to determine successful applicants and announce their appointment into the NIS;
To ensure that three family members of each deceased applicant from the aborted exercise, at least one of whom should be a female, are given immediate and automatic employment in the NIS; and To ensure that all those injured during the aborted exercise, are given immediate and automatic employment in the NIS.
It could be recalled that about 20 were said to have died following stampede across the centers in the country where close 600,000 turned up for the Immigration, resulting in the Federal Government cancelling the text.
Three family members of the deceased one of whom must be a female as well as all the injured admitted in the hospital were given automatic recruitment into the Nigeria Immigration Service.