Nigeria Immigration Service Recruitment 2017 Update

There has been various reports and figures showing the unemployment rate in Nigeria – An ongoing recruitment exercise announced by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has further confirmed the development.
Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, confirmed that over a million applications had been received At least 1.2 million applicants are said to be battling for the 1,112 vacancies at the Nigeria Immigration Service, a report by Premium Times has said. The report said the vacancies were announced by Comptroller General Muhammad Babandede and the number of applicants has scaled above a million.

Babandede confirmed that 1.2 million applications had been received through its portal. The report said the recruitment exercise is for three cadres of Assistant Superintendent of Immigration (II), Immigration Assistant (III) and Assistant Inspector of Immigration. “The Immigration comptroller general said the current recruitment drive is meant to fill the shortfall of slots left after the service had absorbed 888 of 2,000 officers engaged in May 2015,” the report added.

Unfortunately, a computerized application system will prune down the number of applicants based on unmet criteria, Babandede said. According to Babandede, the NIS has learnt some lessons from the shoddy exercise conducted in 2014 which led a stampede that resulted in the death of some people.  He said the screening and interviews would be done in batches and that no applicant would be favoured above others.

“Everybody would have to go through the process. Nobody is going to influence anything,” he reportedly said. It was earlier reported that the NIS recruitment has commenced. The report also explained what is required from prospective applicants.