HND equals degree as FG cancels dichotomy

The Nigerian government has reportedly
stopped the dichotomy between holders
of university degrees and Higher
National Diploma (HND).
This regularization that comes after
many years of agitation, is now to be
implemented in all government services.
Channels Television reports that the
decision was reached after a meeting of
the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and
Prisons Board (CDFIPB) and chaired by
the minister of interior, retired
Lieutenant General Abdulrahman
Dambazau.

“The board has directed that all officers
with HND to be upgraded to COMPASS
08, which is the salary Grade Level for
holders of degree certificates at entry
point.
“While the nomenclature for the HND
holders will start with the rank of Senior
Inspector, the Degree holders are with
the rank of Assistant Superintendent II,”
a statement from the permanent
secretary of the ministry, Abubakar
Magaji, said.
  The board also
approved the commencement of the
2017 promotion exercise for all the
services and that this would commence
with effect from July 17.
The report further said the
establishment of the Institute of
Domestic Security was also approved by
the board to boost internal security
mechanism in the country.
The federal government also approved a
re-organisation of the Nigeria
Immigration Service saying this was in
line with the provision of the act that set
it up.
The report quoted the minister as
saying the President Muhammadu
Buhari led administration places a high
premium on the welfare of its workers.
He urged the workers to show their
appreciation by improving on their
performances and dedication to duty.


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