NIS Sacks 4 Personnel, Demotes 14 Others For Misconduct
…Says No Sacred Cows In Immigration
…It Is Part Of eEforts To Rid NIS Of Bad Eggs
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) said has dismissed four personnel and demoted 14 others for various offences.
The Service Public Relations Officer ((PRO), Deputy Comptroller of Immigration (DCI),Tony Akuneme, made this known in a statement issued today; Tuesday in Abuja.
Akuneme in the statement explained that the personnel were sanctioned after they appeared before the Orderly Room Trial Committee of the Service.
He further said that the move was a part of efforts to rid the Service of bad eggs and in furtherance of the Federal Government’s fight against corruption.
Akuneme also informed that two other personnel were redeployed to other locations while 11 were issued warning letters and one was compulsorily retired.
The statement quoted the Committee as saying that 11 personnel were still awaiting trial and four other personnel were discharged and acquitted.
He said that the Comptroller General of Immigration (CGI) is assuring the general public that there are no sacred cows in the NIS as all offenders shall be appropriately sanctioned.
He urged members of the public to be vigilant and support the Service to deliver more on its mandate and to contact the NIS “for feedback, inquiries and complaints on any of these channels: +2348033074681; +2348021819988; (b) Twitter: @nigimmigration and email: firstname.lastname@example.org”.