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The Federal Government Has Decorated The Newly Appointed Comptroller General Of The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), With A New Rank.

The Federal Government Has Decorated The Newly Appointed Comptroller General Of The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), With A New Rank.

The Federal Government has decorated the newly appointed Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mrs Adepoju Caroline Wura-Ola, with her new rank. He asked the elevated officers to be more dedicated to their duties by giving their best at all times to move the Service to enviable heights.

Tunji-Ojo pledged to undertake surgical review of the entire system to allow officers get to the top of their careers early enough to be able to add value and contribute meaningfully to the development of the Service, saying he was not happy that some of those being decorated as DCGs were already at the end of their careers.

“The NIS is a very important agency. I believe in building stronger institutions than in building men because men will go while institutions remain.

Tunji-Ojo said the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB) which he is the chairman, would review and rework the whole system to put the staff and workers of Immigration Service at the centre of what the Ministry is doing.

According to him, the work of Immigration Service is critical to national security, noting that if the Service is doing its job well, with borders properly manned, the military, Police and other agencies would have less work to do in securing the country.

“We will make sure that henceforth people get promoted at the right time as against the way it used to be before I came on board as minister.

While emphasising on the need to train and retrain of officers of the Service, the Minister said deployment of technology alone, would not secure borders or provide other services provided by the NIS, hence personnel training and development must be given priority attention.

“This cannot continue under my watch. People must be trained to enable them to give their best, especially in the area of modern border control.“The Service must regain its glory and take its rightful pride of place. “If a nation cannot secure its borders, such nation can never safeguard its citizens.

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