By Goodluck Ikiebe
The Federal Government has announced the review of guidelines of recruitment into the Civil Defence, Fire, Correctional and Immigration Services.
To this end, 35 percent of recruitment into the services are to be allocated to women.
The Minister of Interior, Hon Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, disclosed this at the end of the meeting of the Board of the Civil Defence, Fire, Correctional and Immigration Services in Abuja.
He said the 35 percent allocation of slots to women was in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Tinubu.
Tunji-Ojo, who spoke through the Secretary of the Board, Ja’afaru Ahmed was flanked at the briefing by the Comptroller General of Immigration, Caroline Wura-Ola Adepoju, the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr Ahmed Audi, the Controller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) Haliru Nababa and
the Controller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS), Abdulganiyu Jaji .
According to the Minister, the on-going recruitment into the Federal Fire Service would be on the basis of the new guildlines which would focus largely on professionalism, gender mainstreaming and Federal Character principles.
The Minister announced that the Services would in due course release timelines for recruitment into all the services.
He warned Nigerians interested in applying not to patronise scammers, saying that government is already aware of some scammers, who are asking for money for recruitment into the Fire Service.
“This is to appeal to Nigerians not to patronise scammers. Anybody asking you to pay money to be recruited into any of the Agencies is a scammer. We are aware of their activities and we will go after them”, Tunji-Ojo warned.