The Secretary of the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board, Yakmut Alhassan Saleh, on Monday, disclosed the 191,000 candidates are jostling for the jobs in Immigration Service and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
Yakmut while speaking with newsmen disclosed that the examinations for about 191,000 candidates was conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.
He added that the computer-based exam was taking place at the same time in 126 centres across Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
He said: “All over the country, we have almost 190,000 candidates out of which 113,000 are Civil Defence, and for Immigration.”
“We have 78,000 candidates across 126 centres in Nigeria.”
“The examination is broken into three phases; we have the one for graduates and HND, NCE and OND and the third one for secondary school (leavers).”
Yakmut further stated that the examination was conducted by JAMB to ensure transparency and avoid issues that trailed a similar exercise a few years ago.
He said: “We need to go through a transparent method of a recruitment exercise and it has to start from the word go.”
“This is just one component of the exercise, after this, we go into physical and medical as well as psychometric exercise.”
He added that the ministry of Interior partnered with JAMB to ensure that every candidate is given a fair opportunity to prove that he has the merit and requirement that we need.
The board secretary disclosed that 9,460 candidates will be selected at the final stage.
“Immediately we get the results, we will shortlist for physical and medical checkups before 15 December (2020) IPP and capturing will commence, and they will now go for six months training for specialisation.”
“In both organisations, we are recruiting 9,460. 5,000 for civil defence and 4,460 for immigration,” Yakmut said.
The Nigeria Immigration Service had earlier stated that Computer-Based test will hold on December 7 2020 while the Civil Defence test will hold on December 8 2020.