LEADERSHIP No fewer than 1.2 million Nigerians are struggling for 6,500 Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) jobs as the recruitment portal closes today, LEADERSHIP Sunday can report.
The federal government had said that the ongoing recruitment into the Prisons Service was aimed at addressing manpower shortage in the service. It was gathered that the service, as at present, can accommodate 6,500 applicants based on the approval given by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Our correspondent however learnt that present, can accomidate 6,500 applicants based on the approval given by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Our correspondent however learnt that as at 9:30am yesterday, over 1.2
million Nigerians had applied for the advertised iobs.
A top source in the service, who spoke to LEADERSHIP Sunday on condition of anonymity, stated that the application process had been smooth and transparent, adding that the service was committed to making the recruitment a huge success.
He said, “NPS had at 9.30am on Saturday, June 9 received over 1.2 million applications from applicants who are seeking employment into the recently advertised 6,500 vacancies into the service.
“You will recall that in response to our request to close the 95am immense request to close the gap of immense manpower shortage, especially as it concerns effective manning of our facilities, President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the recruitment of 6,500 personnel to reinforce the Nigeria Prisons for better productivity,” the government official said.
According to him , the leadership of the Prisons Service and the Civil Defence, Prisons, Immigration and Fire Board (CDPIFB), chaired by the minister of interior, General Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), would continue to make the process of the recruitment transparent.
He assured the applicants of fairness and equal opportunity “since the service is only interested in recruiting the best brains in the society. He added that the Controller General, Ia’afaru Ahmed, was excited by the huge interest shown by Nigerians in joining
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