The personnel of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in Plateau State have complained over the non-payment of their election allowances.
The officers told Daily Trust on Sunday that the money was meant for their participation in the 2023 general election and that they were not paid for the entire elections.
One of the affected personnel, who spoke on behalf of the affected personnel and pleaded anonymity, also noted that they were not paid their allowances for the 2019 elections.
The officers said other personnel from sister agencies and departments were paid but none of the NIS personnel had been paid.
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He said, “Officers from the civil defence, police, fire service and road safety, among others have been paid theirs but we don’t know why our management officers don’t want to pay us. I could remember that after the 2019 elections, our colleagues in the other departments were paid their money but we were not in the NIS.”
When contacted, the spokesperson of the state command, Thompson Adamu, said he needed to know the name of the complainants before responding to the inquiry by our correspondent, adding that he could not respond on the telephone because he was attending a meeting.