The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) on Friday decorated four new Deputy Comptrollers General of Immigration.
The new Deputy Comptrollers General of Immigration are (Mrs) Chizoba Adaeze Dibi, Julius Adadu Ogbu, Uebari Saro John and Idris Isah Jere.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Interior, Barr Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah urged them to put in extra commitment to the service and the nation because as the saying goes, ‘to whom much is given, much is expected.
She commended the NIS for the improvement in the quality of service delivery of the agency.
She said NIS has witnessed a quantum leap not only in service delivery but also in the area of revenue generation for the country noting that under the leadership of Comptroller General, Muhammad Babandede, the service has taken full advantages of ICT and other new technologies to achieve better performance of its mandate.
She however cautioned officers and men of the NIS to improve on the inter personal relationship of its clientele particularly Nigerians and foreigners alike saying, “It is important how you treat individuals you come in contact with because acceptance and impression matters and since actions of the immigration officer could be interpreted to represent Nigerian’s way of life.
Speaking at the occasion, the Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede sad that processing of passports was now easier with several technologies put in place.
He recalled that the journey to the promotion of the senior officers started last year after the conduct of competency assessment and due diligence carried out on each of the officers.
“Mr. President, by the powers conferred on him, found them worthy and in his magnanimity approved their appointment to the consolidated grade of DCGI”
Babandede added, “This promotion has elevated you to the top management position of our great service and it is my prayer that it will spur you to further rededicating yourself to contributing objectively to decisions that will have a positive impact on the continued development of the NIS and the nation as a whole”.