President Goodluck Jonathan has directed that three employment slots be reserved for the families, who lost loved ones, during the stampede that occurred at the nationwide recruitment exercise conducted by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Saturday.
Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Wednesday at the end of the Federal Executive Council meeting which was devoted to the incident.
According to the directive, one of the three beneficiaries must be a lady.
Also to be given automatic employment are all the applicants nationwide, who sustained injuries and are currently hospitalized.
While ordering that the ill-fated exercise be cancelled, the president ordered a fresh exercise to be conducted by an inter-ministerial panel under the chairmanship of the Federal Civil Service Commission.
The panel has the Comptroller-General of NIS as well as representatives of the Inspector-General of Police and the heads of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigerian Prisons Service, State Security Service and the Federal Road Safety Commission as members.
Mr. Jonathan, Maku said, also directed all government agencies, apart from Army and Police, to stop carrying out such physical recruitment exercise.