The Federal Government through the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board, CDFIPB, has directed the Nigeria Prisons Service and the Federal Fire Service to employ 9,675 Nigerians.
According to the directive, the prisons will employ 7,475 while the fire service will give employment to 2,200 Nigerians.
A statement by the Secretary of the board, Al-Hassan Yakmut, issued in Abuja on Tuesday said the CDFIPB chairman gave the approval at the board’s meeting held between May 9 and May 10 in Abuja.
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It did not however state when the recruitment processes would start or the category of workers needed.
The statement further disclosed that the board headed by the Interior Minister, Abdulrahman Dambazau, also approved the abolition of dichotomy between holders of Bachelor’s Degree and Higher National Diploma in the services under the Ministry of Interior adding that a technical committee had been set up to work out modalities for the implementation of the new directive.