Lagos Airport NIS Has Zero Tolerance For Corruption,Others –Source

 

 

* Comptroller, NIS Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos Command,Kemi.Nandap

 

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Murtala Muhammed Airport(MMIA), Lagos, Command has zero tolerance for corruption and other actions that will tarnish the image but that will also bring disrepute to the service.

This is just as AbelNews learnt that the Command has deployed officers to the just commissioned international terminal at the international wing of MMA, Lagos.

A source who spoke to AbelNews on the condition of anonymity, because he was not authorised to speak, said that the zero tolerance the Command has for corruption and other actions inimical to the reputation of the Service necessitated the thorough and speedy disciplinary action taken against two officers of the Command, who were extorting passengers at the terminal

The source told the online news platform that even before the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN) banned the two officers from operating at airports, the NIS already use its internal mechanism to discipline the affected officers, adding that they are still under investigation.

According to him, “This Command has zero tolerance for corruption and anything that will paint the Service in bad light. That is the line the Command is following and men and officers in the at MMIA Command has keyed in. The officers we are talking about are still under investigation. We don’t take lightly the issue of corruption and our officers have keyed into that.”

He also said that the Command is hard on officers involved in corrupt practices because it can bring bad public publicity to the image of the service.

Speaking on what the MMIA Command is focusing on, the source said that in line with the vision of the Acting  Comptroller General of Immigration, Isah Jere , the Command has three-point agenda which include: securing of borders, staff welfare and passport, adding that MMIA is a very important gateway into Nigeria , adding that as such men and officers in the Command must represent the Service very well.

He opined that at the Command customer service is very important and that as a result officers and men in the Command must engage the public professionally and in a civil manner.

On the officers that were posted to the Command from the Service Headquarters, the source said that they are going through a two weeks training at the cargo unit on ethics, attitude, cleanliness among others, adding that as Immigration officers the messages they want to pass to the public must be well conveyed.

He said that after undergoing the training, the officers would be posted to the various units for them to know the job demand and attitude required.

This, he pointed out will improve productivity.

The source confirmed that simulation was done at the newly commissioned Chinese Terminal by adding that the Command has written to the headquarters informing its needs.

The source informed that NIS at MMIA is passionate about human trafficking, adding that it has been collaborating with National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons(NAPTIP) to track down human trafficking syndicates

“Sometimes we laisse with NAPTIP to talk to these girls that are being trafficked,” the source said.

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