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FG decorates NIS CG, vows to promote personnel regularly

The Federal Government has decorated the newly appointed Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mrs Adepoju Caroline Wura-Ola, with her new rank, assuring…

The Federal Government has decorated the newly appointed Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mrs Adepoju Caroline Wura-Ola, with her new rank, assuring that personnel will henceforth get their promotion at the right time.

Speaking at the decoration ceremony, the Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, said: “We will make sure that henceforth people get promoted at the right time as against the way it used to be before I came on board as minister.

“I assure you that we will work to ensure the review of the whole NIS system for effective and efficient service delivery,” Tunji-Ojo said.

He promised to prioritise the training and retraining of NIS personnel as well as enhance their welfare to encourage them to put in their best.

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He acknowledged the fact that most of the personnel never had the opportunity to undergo any kind of training either overseas or within the country.

While emphasising the need to train and retrain officers of the Service, the Minister said deployment of technology alone, would not secure borders or provide other services provided by the NIS, hence personnel training and development must be given priority attention.

“This cannot continue under my watch. People must be trained to enable them to give their best, especially in the area of modern border control.

“If a nation cannot secure its borders, such nation can never safeguard its citizens.

“The ability of Nigerians to be able to sleep with their two eyes closed rests on your shoulders,” the minister told Immigration officers.

With the confirmation of her appointment, Wura-Ola becomes the 18th substantive Comptroller General of the NIS and the third female CG to be appointed by the Federal Government.

Wura-Ola has been serving as the CG in an acting capacity since 1st June 2023.

Also, decorated were the six newly appointed Deputy Comptrollers-General of NIS whose appointments were approved alongside the CG by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Monday, December 4.

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