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Federal Government suspends NDLEA recruitment of 5,000 candidates

Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to stop the screening and documentation of 5,000 candidates scheduled to take place between January 10 and 23, 2021 in Jos.

The FG noted that the timing for the recruitmet was ill-advised and inappropriate, given the current and alarming wave of COVID-19 pandemic across Nigeria.

Speaking on the issue on Friday, Dayo Apata, the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Justice, said; “It is not in doubt that the exercise is long overdue and necessary for the actualisation of the agency’s mandate, however, the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice notes that the timing is ill-advised and inappropriate given the current and alarming wave of COVID-19 pandemic across the country.

“Considering the above, Malami directed the Chairman of the NDLEA to stay further action on this matter pending the receipt of clarification/advice from the Presidential Task Force.”

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