- Redeploys 100 personnel from MMIA over recent infraction
The Comptroller General of Immigration, Isah Jere Idris MFR has announced the summary dismissal of eight (8) personnel from the Service and a wide range of sanctions for 18 others found to have committed offences against discipline.
This is just as he has approved the redeployment of 100 officers and men from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) with immediate effect while others have been ordered to face disciplinary procedures to ascertain their level of involvement in some unprofessional conducts and practices reported at the airport recently.
The announcement followed the approval granted by the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB) to the effect that the conducts of the personnel have remained grossly unbecoming and unacceptable as members of the Service.
It would be recalled that thirty (35) Personnel were in the cause of the year, presented before both the Senior Disciplinary Committee (SDC) and Orderly Room Trial (ORT) processes to ascertain their level of culpability in the various allegations of offences against discipline ranging from employment racketeering, sharp practices, dishonest conducts, absence from duty without official leave (AWOL) among others, preferred against them.
After exhaustive deliberations by the committees, eight personnel comprising one Chief Superintendent of Immigration (CSI), two Deputy Superintendents of Immigration (DSI), two Assistant Superintendents of Immigration II (ASI2) and three rank and file were summarily dismissed from the Service.
Furthermore, one other Chief Superintendent of Immigration was ordered to proceed on compulsory retirement while nine other personnel were demoted in rank.
They include one Assistant Superintendent of Immigration II (ASI2) who has been demoted to the rank of Inspector of Immigration, two Inspectors who have been reduced in rank to Assistant Inspectors and six (6) other junior Personnel who have been ordered to lose their current ranks.Meanwhile, nine (9) other Personnel comprising one Assistant Superintendent of Immigration II (ASI2) and eight (8) junior Personnel were issued warning letters just as six (6) Personnel were discharged and acquitted from all the allegations brought against them.
On the redeployment of 100 officers from the Lagos Airport, the Comptroller General also used the medium to restate management’s commitment to zero tolerance for any unprofessional conducts by any personnel and so enjoins the public to feel free to report any such conducts by any member of the Service for necessary actions.
Recall that sometime in October Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Isah Jere Idris following recent allegation by a Dubai-bound Nigerian citizen of sharp practices by some Nigeria Immigration personnel during passenger clearance ordered an investigation into the matter and threatened stiff sanctions on any staff found involved in the incident.
The CGI had as at then ordered the withdrawal of the entire shift on duty at time of the incident to allow unhindered investigations.
The NIS followed up a thread on the social media network, twitter by one @darbyy___l detailing her ill treatment and extortion by some officers while Dubai-bound, the tweet sparked up reactions from the command who instantly went to work.
After receiving the complaint, the Service had tweeted,” The Service is in receipt of an alleged unsavory experience by @darbyy___l at the Lagos Airport. We take exception to the conduct of the personnel mentioned in that thread. Consequently , the Comptroller General Isah Jere Idris has ordered a thorough investigation into the matter.”
“He assures that stiff sanctions await any personnel proven to have been involved in such unprofessional conduct. The public shall be notified of the outcome of the investigation in due course.” The tweet read