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The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has promoted 7000 personnel to their next ranks.

In a statement by the Acting Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Service, Mr Kenneth Kure, he said the promotion was contained in a letter signed by the Secretary of the Immigration, Civil Defense, Correctional and Fire Service Board, Alhaji Jafaru Ahmed.

According to the statement, the promoted officers include junior staff who were upgraded due to acquiring additional qualifications and senior officers who sat for the regular exams.

Kure, also elevated to Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, expressed gratitude to God for the promotion.

The statement further added that the Ag Comptroller General of NIS, Wuraola Adepoju, has redeployed 12 Comptrollers to some states, including FCT, Kano, Jigawa, Ondo, Ogun, Mfum Border Control, among others.

The statement said she approved the appointment of the erstwhile Service spokesman, Tony Akuneme, as the FCT Command’s Comptroller, while Comptroller Joseph Dada becomes the new Principal Staff Officer to the Comptroller General.


In her address to officers and men of the Service during their monthly parade, the CGIS charged them to put the image of the job above personal interests.

She promised to prioritize the welfare of personnel and vowed that henceforth promotion would be based strictly on seniority.



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