The Comptroller General Nigeria of Immigration Service(NIS) Muhammad Babandede,today decorated senior officers of the NIS promoted by the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Board (CDCFIB),vide a letter referenced CDCFIB/NIS/2020/PE/621/VOL.1/1.
According to an online statement issued by Service Public Relations Officer(PRO) Comptroller of Immigration Service(CIS),Sunday James, the total number of senior officers decorated is 87 made up of 30 CIS to Assistant Comptroller General(ACG)and 57 Deputy Comptroller of Immigration(DCI) to CIS.
The number of other officers, who were also promoted within the same period is 2,071, bringing the total number of newly promoted officers to 2,158.
During the decoration of the 30 ACGs and 57 Comptrollers Babandede, congratulated the affected officers and urged them to exhibit high sense of professionalism and commitment to duty in line with the mandate of the service especially in furtherance of the Federal Government’s policy on ease of doing business.
The CGI used the opportunity to announce the suspension of receiving and processing of all fresh passport applications nationwide till June 1, 2021, when the new passport regime would have taken effect.
He said the suspension of receiving and processing of fresh passport applications, is to allow for clearance of every passport application that was received before May 17, 2021, adding that a Task Force supervised by ACGs, will be sent to Passport offices to clear the backlog.
CGI Babandede further said that the new passport regime is expected to commence on June 1, 2021, for a delivery period of six weeks from the date of submission of applications if there is no local objection (if all documents are complete).