Corruption: MMA Immigration Comptroller Reads Riot Act To New Officers
…Threatens To Deal Decisively With Any Officer Who Dents Image Of NIS
The Comptroller, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) Command, Lagos, Kemi Nandap, has reiterated the commitment of the Command to implement to the letter the roadmap of the Ag. Comptroller General, NIS, Isah Jere, in fighting corruption in the system.
This just as she also warned that any officer at the Command caught engaging in swindling of air travellers or attempting to put the name of the service in disrepute would be dealt with accordingly.
Nandap stated this during the week at the induction training programme organised for new officers deployed to the Command.
A statement signed by, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), MMA, Louisa Amadiokoro stated that the training was in line with Acting Comptroller General’s vision of manpower training, stressing that the intensive training was still ongoing for the officers.
Nandap explained that the essence of the training was to ensure that the officers are well-equipped for the job ahead, adding that the Command being the first port of contact for international travellers coming into Nigeria, requires committed, hardworking and refined officers to positively represent the image of the country.
“The officers are presently undergoing an intensive training programme, which is aimed at re-orientating them and ensuring that they are adequately prepared for the task ahead.
“Upon the completion of the training, the officers are expected to go round on attachment at different wings and other sections like the Visa on Arrival, Statistics, Human Resources, Quits Aviation and other key areas of the airport. After all these, the officers will be assessed based on their performance. If the Command is not satisfied with any of them, such an officer would be sent back for retraining,” she said.
Recalled that that the Service headquarters had recently redeployed over 30 officers to MMA Command following the commissioning of the new international terminal at the airport.
According to the Comptroller some of the officers would be deployed to the new terminal, which was commissioned on March 22, 2022 by President Muhammadu Buhari.