Jubilations galore as seven thousand officers get promotion letters
The Nigeria Immigration Service has promoted 7, 000 officers across various ranks and departments in the service as approved by its Board.
The exercise, which was carried out under the leadership of Acting Comptroller General, Mrs Wuraola Adepoju, was done in line with Service rules and regulations.
A statement from Acting Public Relations Officer of NIS, Mr Kenneth Kure, noted that the promotion was contained in a letter signed by the Secretary of the Immigration, Civil Defense, Correctional and Fire Service Board, Alhaji Jafaru Ahmed.
“The number of promoted officers and men included both senior officers who sat for the regular exams as well as junior staff who were upgraded as a result of acquiring additional qualifications”, Kure said
The Acting Comptroller General, Wuraola Adepoju also approved the appointment of the erstwhile Service Spokesman, Tony Akuneme as FCT Command Comptroller.
Comptroller Joseph Dada also become the new Principal Staff Officer to the Comptroller General.
Mr Dada, a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has served in various commands in the NIS and was until his recent appointment, the Comptroller in charge of Marine Border Corps in the Service Headquarters, Kure said
The Service noted that 12 Comptrollers were recently redeployed to different states, including FCT, Kano, Jigawa, Ondo, Ogun, Mfum Border Control , among others.
The CG charged the officers and men of the Service to put the image of the Service above personal interests as the NIS remained a foremost Agency for international visitors.
She promised to prioritize personnel welfare, asserting that henceforth promotion would be based strictly on seniority, hard work and dedication to duty.
Adepoju decried the stagnation of some older officers, saying that it was disheartening to see them stagnated while newly recruited ones were moving over and above them in ranks.
”Any staff who is not well motivated cannot guarantee quality output”, She said