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NIS committed to upholding professionalism, integrity, service to the nation – Comptroller General

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…Orders investigation into unprofessional activities of officers

By Abiodun OBA

 

The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, is affirmed to be committed to upholding the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and service to the nation.

A statement by the Public Relations Officer of Immigration, Dr Aridegbe Adedotun on Saturday in Abuja, quoted the Comptroller General of Immigration, Caroline Wura-Ola Adepoju, as reiterating while disclosing steps taken so far, with the directive of the Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo that an investigation into the alleged unprofessional activities of Nigeria Immigration Officers at the Seme border control post.

According to Adepoju, the allegations if proven true, would be meted with severe consequences because they are not reflective of the values and standards upheld by the NIS.

The CGI expressed her dismay at the alleged behaviour and wants to assure the public that immediate steps are being taken to investigate the matter thoroughly.

Part of the statement read: “In response to these allegations, the NIS is implementing changes at our borders to ensure the smooth passage of migrants without compromising national security. The Comptroller General is personally overseeing these changes to address any shortcomings and to reinforce a culture of accountability within the Service.

“The NIS acknowledges the importance of public trust and wishes to encourage the general public to report any unprofessional conduct or provide feedback through the following official platforms: X (Twitter): @Nigimmigration; Instagram: Nigimmigration; NIS Contact Center: 09121900655, 09121556359 and 09121 477092.

“The Service assures the public that all feedback and complaints will be thoroughly investigated, and appropriate action will be taken to address any misconduct.

“The Comptroller General is confident that, with the continued support of the Honourable Minister of Inter, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, and his dedication to fostering a disciplined and effective workforce within the NIS, the Service will overcome challenges and strengthen its commitment to professionalism, accountability, and public trust.

“We remain committed to our mandate of ensuring the security of our borders and facilitating the smooth movement of people. We appreciate the cooperation of the public in helping us maintain the highest standards of professionalism and accountability,” it stated.

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