Sunday , 14 August 2022
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Deputy Governorof Enugu State, Hon. Cecilia Ezeilo, Comptroller General of Immigration (CGI), Muhammad Babandede MFR and other dignitaries at the commissioned a newly reconstructed office complex on Enugu-Abakaliki Road Emene for the Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).

Interior Minister commissions 11th NIS Command office complex in Enugu

The newly reconstructed office complex
MINISTER of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has commissioned a newly reconstructed office complex on Enugu-Abakaliki Road Emene for the Enugu State Command of the Service describing it as one of the most massive edifices of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).

This commissioning brings the number of Command complexes in Nigeria to 11 since the Comptroller General of Immigration (CGI), Muhammad Babandede MFR took over the reins of office.READ ALSO: Nigeria Immigration goes paperless with introduction of ERM platform

Aregbesola who represented the President and Commander-in-Chief, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR at the event noted that the commissioning of the complex was part of government’s commitment to providing conducive environment for the workforce to ensure enhanced productivity.

According to him, the best of machines and computer systems in a very poor work environment will not add any meaningful value to workers’ productivity while stressing that “the minimum facility that can be provided for a man who bears arms is not only safety but a workplace environment where his best performance can be easily harnessed”

He charged officers and men of the Command to embrace high maintenance culture, serene work environment and transparent service delivery to ensure that people who use the complex for any service get treated decently.

He thanked the government and people of Enugu State especially some illustrious individuals in the State who assisted in the reconstruction of the Building.

In his remarks the State Governor, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi represented by the deputy Governor, Hon. Cecilia Ezeilo appreciated the Minister of Interior for coming to commission the Complex describing the gesture as a demonstration of strong commitment and leadership of the Buhari-led administration.

She expressed her government’s appreciation to the reform efforts of the Comptroller General of Immigration stressing that the Service has continued to discharge its duties in the State beautifully.

Speaking earlier, the Comptroller General of Immigration (CGI), Muhammad Babandede MFR, stated that upon assumption of Office as Comptroller General, he promised to build and commission at least two new Command Office buildings every year.

According to him, the commissioning of the Enugu Command Complex brings the total number of Command Complexes already built and delivered to eleven (11) in fulfillment of the promise.

He advised Officers and Men of the Command to make good use of the Building adding that the Service is retooling all its processes and procedures for enhanced service delivery. He thanked the Governor and the people of the State for their support during the reconstruction works on the edifice.

It would be recalled that the Enugu State Command Building was earlier slated for commissioning on the 24th October but got torched by arsonists on 22nd October, 2021 during the #ENDSARS protest.

Dignitaries at the occasion include representative of the State traditional Council led by His Royal Majesty Igwe (Barrister) Julius Nnaji, the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Rt. Rev.Valentine Callistus Onaga, the State Director of State Services, Corps Commander FRSC, Enugu Sector Command Joseph Udoaba, State Commissioner of Police represented by DCP Garba Ahmed, the Army Garrison Commander in the State Brig. Gen. Chris Ataki, the Sariki Hausa in Enugu,  Abubakar Yusuf Sambo and representatives of other military and security agencies.

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