Deputy Comptroller-General in charge of Finance and Account, at the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Idris Isah Jere, has been directed to take charge at the agency as in an acting capacity.
The development follows the retirement of the Comptroller General, Muhammad Babandede, from active service.
Jere will take over in an acting capacity pending the appointment of a substantive Comptroller General by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Babandede has served as C-G since his appointment in May, 2016, when he took over from
Martin Kure Abeshi.
“I have left Immigration better than I found it,” Babandede declared during a valedictory session on Friday held in his honour.
The retired CG, who promised to be an ambassador of the NIS, said he will always be ready to assist whenever he is called on by the Service.
Babandede spent five years and four months as the Comptroller General of the Service.