The Nigeria Immigration Service(NIS), Bayelsa State Command under the leadership of Comptroller James Sunday, has commenced training on time management and productivity at work for senior officers and weapon handling for the junior officers in Yenagoa.
According to the Comptroller Bayelsa State Command, the senior officers had a one-day training, while the junior officers were trained for one week on weapon handling.
The essence of the training the Comptroller said, is for the officers and men to take responsibility as the country prepares for the 2023 General Election .
The Comptroller said that no officer is allowed to be partisan, adding that “our job is clearly defined and any ad hoc assignment will be clearly spelt out to avoid ambiguity. We are to take directive from the Service Headquarters on matters concerning our operations while collaborating with sister agencies in the spirit of inter-agency collaboration. As uniform officers and men we have defined roles and rules of engagement, hence this training to equip each and every officer with relevant skills and expertise to dispense effectively at all times.”
NIS, he said will not condone mischieve or abuse of any sort preparing for the election, adding that the duty of NIS is to ensure non-Nigerians stay clear of the election, without interference in anyway.
The officers, the Comptroller said are charged to intercept especially those at the entry points any irregular migrant on transit, impound voters card and National Identity Card that finds its way into the hands of non-Nigerians and also arresting any such culpable to face the rule of law as provided in the constitution and the Immigration Act.
“We can only justify our professional calling when we are doing the expected and in the best way possible as trained officers and men. Weapon handling is vital to sustain harmonious, peaceful and safe co- existence with the civil society at this material time, we are guided and monitoring our operatives closely,” the Comptroller said.