FG abolishes HND/university dichotomy in para military services

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, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has reported.

A statement signed by the secretary of the board, Malam Al-Hassan Yakmut, said the chairman of CDFIPB and Minister of Interior, Lieutenant-General Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd), gave the approval at the board’s meeting held between May 9 and May 10, in Abuja.

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Yakmut said after the board’s meeting, a technical committee was immediately set up to work out modalities for the implementation, while also 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.

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