Following the tragedy that followed last Saturday's immigration recruitment exercise held at the National Stadium , AbuJa, President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday cancelled all the immigration recruitment exercises held at different venues across the country.
No fewer than nineteen lives were lost across the country due to stampede at the stadium, occasioned by massive and excessive turn out of applicants. Minister of Information, Labaran Maku disclosed the while briefing State House correspondents, shortly after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC).
The meeting which barely lasted for an hour, the president according to the minister, directed that families of those who lost their lives should each be given three slots in the Immigration Service to be filled by their family members in the fresh recruitment , and one must be a female.
Those who sustained injuries and hospitalised were offered automatic employment.
A special committee chaired by the Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission (FRSC), Mrs Joan Ayo to conduct a new recruitment exercise