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Immigration to implement changes at borders over officers’ misconduct

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it is implementing changes at the country’s borders to ensure the smooth passage of migrants without compromising national security.…

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it is implementing changes at the country’s borders to ensure the smooth passage of migrants without compromising national security.

The reform followed allegations of unprofessional conduct by officers at Seme borders which the Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, is displeased with and has directed that immediate action be taken to ensure the unprofessional activities are stamped out.

National Public Relations Officer of the NIS, Aridegbe Adedotun, stated that in compliance with the ministerial directive, the Comptroller General of Immigration, Caroline Wura-Ola Adepoju, had vowed that there would be severe consequences if the allegations were proven to be true.

Acccording to the CIS, the unprofessional activities of the officers are “not reflective of the values and standards upheld by the NIS.”

The statement added, “The CGI expresses her dismay at the alleged behaviour and wants to assure the public that immediate steps are being taken to investigate the matter thoroughly.

“The NIS is committed to upholding the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and service to the nation.

“In response to these allegations, the NIS is implementing changes at our borders to ensure the smooth passage of migrants without compromising national security.

“The Comptroller General is personally overseeing these changes to address anyshortcomings and to reinforce a culture ofaccountability within the Service.

“The NIS acknowledges the importance of public trust and wishes to encourage the general public to report any unprofessional conduct or provide feedback through the official platforms on the social media.

The Service assured the public that all feedback and complaints would be thoroughly investigated, and appropriate action taken to address any misconduct.

“The Comptroller General is confident that, with the continued support of the Honourable Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, and his dedication to fostering a disciplined and effective workforce within the NIS, the Service will overcome challenges and strengthen its commitment to professionalism, accountability, and public trust.

“We remain committed to our mandate of ensuring the security of our borders and facilitating the smooth movement of people. We appreciate the cooperation of the public in helping us maintain the highest standards of professionalism and accountability.”