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FG bars people with bow leg, bad teeth, stammerers from immigration recruitment

Valentine Chinyem

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The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board, which is the Federal Government organ in charge of the paramilitary services, has barred persons who stammer or have “gross malformation of teeth” from applying for the superintendent, inspectorate and assistant cadre positions in the ongoing Nigerian Immigration Service recruitment exercise.

The ban also applies to persons with crossed-eye, bow leg, knocked knees (k-legs), flat foot, limb legs and those suffering from obesity.

This was disclosed in a circular signed by the Secretary, Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board, Al-Hassan Yakmut, on Friday.

The document read in part, “Applicants with any of the following physical challenges need not apply: Impediment in speech (stammer/dumb), gross malformation of teeth, knocked knees, bent knees, bow leg, k-legs, flat foot, limb legs, bent arms/deformed hands/fracture, defective eyesight (squint eye, crossed eye, one-eyed and total blindness).

“Amputation of any part of physical body, hearing impaired (deaf), hunched back, medical challenges, any physical deformity not mentioned. Note that due to the rigour of the physical exercise in the recruitment process, women with pregnancy need not apply.”