On Monday, over 1000 NDLEA cadets were stranded at the NDLEA training camp in Jos, Plateau State.
Among the 5,000 applicants who were to appear at the NDLEA academy in the Lamingo area of the state capital to conclude their recruitment, it was learned that the affected job seekers were among the 5,000 applicants who were to appear at the NDLEA academy in the Lamingo area of the state capital to conclude their recruitment before the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Friday directed that the exercise should be stopped as such a gathering could breach COVID-19 protocols.
Checks by our reporter in Jos on Monday revealed that, despite the order of the minister, some of the applicants who reported to the NDLEA camp were screened.
“Some of us were given their appointment letters while others were asked to return home after the officials stopped their screening midway. But my problem is that I don’t know what will be the fate of those of us who were not lucky to be screened because some of us returned to their hostels not knowing whether to wait or go back to their various states. our number cannot be less than 1000, ”one of the applicants who chose to remain anonymous said an NDLEA camp official who was part of the screening also said those who were fortunate to be tested were those for technical frameworks.
Meanwhile, the suspension of the screening of around 5,000 applicants was confirmed by a declaration by the NDLEA.
Jonah Achema, Deputy Commander of Drugs and Principal Staff Officer, Public Relations, said Monday in a statement that the department will seek advice from the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on the effect of such an exercise on public health.
The statement also said, “The acting Chairman of the agency, Shadrach Haruna, has, therefore, directed the screening team to suspend all actions and return to the national headquarters, Abuja, immediately for further briefing.
the statement added, “He further stated that there shall be no prejudice against any candidate that turned up for the screening or that failed to do so.”