Things We Hear: NIS includes pregnancy as a disability for recruitment

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The Nigerian Immigration Service has included pregnancy as a disability for their upcoming recruitment.

The Nigeria Immigration Service has announced recruitment into several cadres in the service but the caveat is that pregnancy is considered as a disability and such candidates do not qualify to apply.

According to a newspaper publication advertisement by the agency announcing the vacancies, interested applicants with disabilities such as gross malnutrition of teeth, knocked knees or what is generally known as K-leg, bow legs, limb legs, hunched back, obesity and pregnancy, among others, need not apply for the jobs as they will not be considered.

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The advert has made Nigerians come for the service by questioning when pregnancy was considered a disability and why it should be included as a hindrance to getting employed by the service.

Recall that on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at least 13 job seekers died at the Abuja National Stadium while hundreds were injured during a scramble to secure seats for a recruitment test into the Nigerian Immigration Service while officials of the service including the then Minister of Interior, Abba Moro were said to have fraudulently pocketed N676 million from applicants.

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See the notice here.



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