It was all smiles for holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) in the Ministry of Interior as the Federal Government today abolished the dichotomy between holders of Bachelor's Degree and those with HND. The agencies affected are the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Prisons Service and the Federal Fire Service.
Vigil360 gathered that prior to this time, personnel with HND certificates are employed into the Inspectorate cadre while their colleagues with Bachelor's Degree certificate are in the Superintendent cadre.
However, with this new policy, the HND holders will now be moved from the Inspectorate cadre to Superintendent Cadre without obtaining any degree certificates as the case was before now.
Confirming this development in a statement on Tuesday, the Secretary to the Civil Defense, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB), Al-Hassan Yakmut noted that the approval was given after the board’s meeting on 9th and 10th of May, 2019.
Recall that about a year ago, the board upgraded the entry point for HND holders into the Services from Grade Level 7 to Grade Level 8 just like the Bachelor's Degree holders.