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Immigration redeploys 69 senior officers ‘to improve national security’

Isa Idris, acting comptroller-general of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has approved the posting of 69 senior officers to zones and commands across the country.

Amos Okpu, public relations officer to the assistant comptroller of NIS, in a statement on Tuesday, said eight assistant comptrollers-general (AGC) and 61 comptrollers were moved across divisions, zones and commands.

Okpu said the approval of the posting was contained in a circular dated August 1.

According to him, Idris advised the officers to use their rich experiences “to improve service delivery and national security”.

“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,” the statement reads.

“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.”

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