Nigeria Promotes 2,424 Immigration Service Personnel


The Nigeria Immigration Service on Monday announced the promotion of 2,424 of its personnel to the inspectorate cadre.

This was contained in a statement by the spokesperson of the organisation, Ekpedeme King, a deputy comptroller.

The statement quoted the Comptroller-General of NIS, Muhammad Babandede, as urging the newly promoted staff to see their elevation “as a call to give more to the society in terms of improved service delivery and to government, dedication to duty and loyalty”.

He said the promotion examination result for senior officers would soon be released by the Civil Defence, Fire Service, Immigration and Prisons Board.

He said the Service currently have three deputy Comptroller-General out of the statutory seven. He said two out of the three DCGs were on pre-retirement leave while only one is currently in service.

Mr. Babandede said the organisation was set to introduce online promotion examination where the result would be known real-time to guarantee transparency.

He explained that though seniority in service and other considerations such as federal character would still be part of the requirements for promotion, the online examination would give everyone the satisfaction that results had not been tampered with.

The Immigration boss also said the committee he set up on the Service Posting Policy had already submitted its report.

“The policy is to address the issues of duration at a particular post, professionalism due to educational qualification, gender/serving mothers, past records, experience and proficiency on the job. It is designed to also drastically reduce external influence on staff posting matters,” Mr. Babandede said.


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