The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) has approved the abolition of dichotomy between holders of Bachelor’s Degree and Higher National Diploma (HND) in the services under the Ministry of Interior.
A statement by the Secretary of the board, Malam Al-Hassan Yakmut, said the Chairman of CDFIPB and Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), gave the approval at the board’s meeting held between May 9 and May 10, in Abuja.
Yakmut said after the board’s meeting, a technical committee was immediately set up to work out modalities for the implementation, adding “including the harmonisation of ranks in accordance with the abolition’’.
He said the board also approved the recruitment of 2,200 candidates into the Federal Fire and 7,475 candidates into the Nigeria Prisons Services.
“The meeting also approved the recruitment of 2,200 candidates into the federal fire service, and 7,475 candidates into the Nigeria Prisons Service.
“Dambazau wishes the candidates a successful career in the services and pledges commitment of the board to ensuring adequate pre-deployment training,’’ he said.