FG promotes 32,361 NSCDC, immigration personnel, others

The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration, and Prisons Services Board on Friday promoted a total of 32,361 personnel across all ranks.

Out of the figure,  21,385 personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps were promoted out of a total of 25,921 that sat for the promotion examination.

For Nigeria Immigration Service,  4,598 personnel were promoted across various ranks out of 6,544 that sat for the examination.

A  total of 4,498 personnel of the Nigerian Correctional Service were elevated out of 7,000 that sat for the examination,  while for the Federal Fire Service 1,680 personnel were promoted out of 1,698 that wrote the promotion examination.

The Minister of Interior,  Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, disclosed this while addressing journalists after the board’s meeting on Friday.

Represented by the Commandant General of the NSCDC, Ahmed Audi, he described the promotion as unprecedented and a departure from that of last year.

He said, “Today, December 1, 2023, arising from the meeting in the Board of Immigration, the Board of Civil Defense, Immigration, Corrections and Fire Service Board, where the Minister of Interior presided, we approved the following numbers of promotion of personnel for all the services in the ministry.

“The details are as follows: for Nigerian Correction Service, A total number of  4,498 personnel have been promoted to the next rank out of 7,000 that sat for the examination. That is a departure from last year. There’s an improvement in the number of vacancies that were obtained from the service.

“For Nigeria Immigration Service, we have 4,598 personnel promoted this quarter across various ranks. That is out of 6,544. That is also a departure and improvement from last year. The next one is the Federal Fire Service, where we have 1,680 out of 1,698. There is also an improvement from that of last year. And this is across various ranks.

“The last one is the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence, which is
unprecedented. This is the first time we’re having this sizable number promoted in the service. Out of about 25,921 persons who sat for the exam, the Board has been able to promote 21,385. I think this is very unprecedented.”