FG provides update on fire service recruitment, sacks 30 personnel of civil defence, Immigration, others

The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire, and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB) has stated that the continuing recruitment process for the Federal Fire Service (FFS) will be completed by June 15, 2024.

Olubumi Tunji-Ojo, Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Board, stated that the new date was consistent with the Board’s revised timeframe for the conduct of employment in the paramilitary Services under its jurisdiction.

Tunji-Ojo, speaking through the CDCFIB’s secretary, Ja’afaru Ahmed, at the conclusion of its quarterly review meeting with the heads of the four paramilitary agencies under its supervision, stated that shortlisted candidates would be prompted to visit the Board’s portal via messages sent to their email and mobile phone numbers.

The minister warned the public to disregard solicitations on social media urging people to pay a fee for placement, claiming that they were from fraudsters.

He further stated that the Board reviewed 118 cases of erring officials from the four Services within its jurisdiction and imposed appropriate disciplinary sanctions.

The summary of cases and resolution indicated that 48 officers of the Nigerian Correctional Service, 21 officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service, 12 officers of the Federal Fire Service and 37 officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were involved.

The breakdown shows that 30 officers were dismissed from the service while five others were to be dismissed and prosecuted.

Also, 9 were recommended for retirement and 17 were to be de-ranked and punished while 14 others were recommended to be discharged, acquitted and issued commendation letters.

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