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”.
They are barred from applying for the superintendent, inspectorate and assistant cadre positions in the ongoing Nigerian Immigration Service recruitment exercise.
Also barred from applying are 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.
According to the document, those applying for superintendent rank must have a medical degree and must have completed his or her National Youth Service Corps programme.
Applicants for the deputy superintendent rank must have a degree in pharmacy while those applying for the assistant superintendent position must possess a minimum of first degree and must have completed NYSC.
Applicants must be Nigerians by birth, have national identity number, be medically fit, present a certificate of medical fitness from a government hospital and must be of good character.
Male applicants must be at least 1.65m (5ft4) tall while females must be at least 1.60m (5ft2).