[From CHINEDU NWAFOR, Abakaliki]
Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) have decorated sixty two senior personnel with new ranks
State Comptroller of Enugu NIS, Joachim Olumba, described their elevation as a recognition and reward for hard work and diligence.
The event took place at the Conference Hall of the Federal Secretariat Complex, Independence Lay Out, Enugu at the weekend.
Olumba added that the promotion was also as a result of their significant contributions to nation-building through their work in NIS.
He disclosed that the large number of Senior Officers promoted in the Command in particular and the Service in general was borne out of the fact that it was the firm conviction of the Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, (MFR) that promotion or career mobility remains the greatest incentive to any workforce.
“The Comptroller lends credence to this position of the overall Immigration helmsman that nothing stimulates Officers to greater performance more than promotion.”
According to him, the recent promotion of over Two Thousand, One Hundred and Fifty Senior Officers in the whole of the Service was an unprecedented gesture which will boost the morale of the beneficiaries and culminate in greater commitment and higher productivity.
He charged the newly promoted Officers to exhibit more sense of dedication and commitment to duty, as according to him, “to whom more is given, much is expected.”
Olumba enjoined them to surpass the very high expectations of the management of Nigeria Immigration Service, the Civil Defence, Corrections, Fire and Immigration Board in considering them deserving of promotion by displaying the highest sense of devotion to duty, integrity, honesty and respect to Fatherland.
The newly decorated officers include four Deputy Comptrollers of Immigration; six Assistant Comptrollers; ten Chief Superintendents; seven Superintendents; two Deputy Superintendents and thirty-three Assistant Superintendents of Immigration.
Responding on behalf of her colleagues, the most senior of the newly decorated officers, (DCI) Chinenye Lucy Emelumadu, expressed happiness over their promotion and pledge they would live up to the expectations.