Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has confirmed the redeployment of 69 senior officers of the agency to various commands and outposts in the country.
Comptroller General of Immigration Service, Isah Jere Idris, approved the postings to zones, commands and formations across the country.
The deployment is contained in a circular vide NIS/HQ/ADM/4423/170 and dated 1st August, 2022.
According to details of the new postings, 8 Assistant Comptrollers General (ACG) and 61 Comptrollers of Immigration (CIS) were moved across Divisions, Zones and Commands.
The Assistant Comptrollers General deployed include; ACG KM Amao formerly the Comptroller of Ogun State Command now moved to the General Services Division at the Service Headquarters Abuja, while ACG KN Nandap formerly in-charge of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Command Ikeja is now the head of the Combined Expatriate and Residence Permit Card Division (CERPAC) at the Service Headquarters.
Similarly, ACG Abdullahi M Usman is now the Head of the Division of Regular Migration at the Service Headquarters while ACG BN Alawode becomes the Head of Welfare and Gender and ACG EC Esedo is the Zonal Coordinator, Zone ‘D’ in Minna.
Meanwhile, ACG MA Ushie of the Document Fraud Unit has been moved to the Diplomatic/Official Passport Division while ACG ES Fagbamigbe formerly of Idi-Iroko Border Command now heads the Land Border Division at the Service Headquarters.
Some of the Comptrollers posted include; Compt. AO Adesokan who has been moved from Training and Staff Development (TSD) Abuja, to the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Ikeja while the acting Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to the Comptroller General, Compt. Ahmed Mustapha becomes the new Comptroller of Kano State Command.
Others include; Compt. Shittu Olajire Fatai now in-charge of Border Patrol Command Lagos; Compt. Gwama Muhammad who now heads the Idi-Iroko Border Command and Compt. MM Saddiq who is now the Principal Staff Officer to the Comptroller General.
The Passport Control Officer, Ikoyi Passport Office Compt. AO Bewaji has been moved to the Service Headquarters while Compt. Michael Dike takes over as the Comptroller, Seme Border Command Lagos. The Comptroller in-charge of Discipline is now moved to head Osun State Command while Compt. Sabo A Rano Commandant, Immigration Training School Kano is now the Comptroller of Gombe State Command.
Furthermore, Compt. FD Dakat of Onne Marine Command moves to Akwa Ibom State Command to take over from Compt. GE Didel who has been moved to the Migration Directorate at the Service Headquarters among others.
A statement issued by the Public Relations Officer for the Immigration Service, Mr Amos Okpu, Tuesday, quoted the Comptroller General as enjoining ‘all the Officers deployed to continue to avail the Service their rich experiences in their new Commands and Formations in order to improve service delivery and national security.’
The statement said the new postings are with immediate effect.