The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has promoted a total of 3,548 junior officers.
Confirming the development in an online statement today, the National Public Relations Officer of the agency, Deputy Comptroller of NIS, James Sunday, said the Comptroller General of the NIS, Muhammad Babandede has directed the official release of the promotion.
The junior staff promoted comprised the rank Immigration Assistants (I. A3) up to Inspector of Immigration (I. I) and conversion from Chief Immigration Assistants(C. I. A) to Inspectors(I. I).
The breakdowns are as follows: I. A3-I. A2(762),I.A2-I.A1(184),I.A1-SIA(1097),SIA-CIA(928),AII-II(577),Conversion from CIA – II(118) totaling 3548 officers.
Affected officers were advised to check with their respective Human Resource Management offices in their Commands for the approved list.
Babandede congratulated the personnel for their successful performance, hardwork, discipline and loyalty being the bedrock for the promotion to their new ranks.
Similarly, the NIS Kwara State Command received an operational boost in its border patrol activities as Forward Operating Bases (FOB) was commissioned by the CGI at Okuta, Kwara State, bringing to 13 the NIS FOB around the country.
During the event, the CGI represented by the Acting Zonal Coordinator Zone D and Comptroller Kwara State Command, Mrs Édith Onyemenam, urged the operatives to step up their operations to reduce influx of irregular migration into the country through Kwara.
He implored them to also justify the Federal Government support to the NIS through the purchase of operational vehicles, equipments and other e-border technological solutions approved for the service.