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NDLEA Jobs: FG halts screening of 5,000 candidates

The Federal Government has ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency to stop screening and documenting 5,000 applicants

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NDLEA Jobs: The Federal Government has ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency to stop screening and documenting 5,000 applicants scheduled to take place at its academy in Jos. between January 10 and 23, 2021.

In view of the current and troubling wave of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world, the timing is ill-advised and inappropriate, according to the government.

Consequently, the Government directed the Federal Solicitor-General, Mr. Dayo Apata, who is also the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Justice, to obtain clarification/advice from the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on the effects of such an exercise on public health.

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In a statement on Friday, Mr. Apata 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.”

The Chairman of the NDLEA was also asked to inform the applicants of developments.

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Adam Abubakar is a renowned writer and poet. He Specializes in Writing Political News. He worked for five years as a writer and editor at the national news magazine.

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