COMPTROLLER General of the Nigeria Immigration Service ( NIS) Isah Jere Idris has announced the promotion of 4526 personnel of the Service who participated in the 2021 Promotion, Upgrading and Advancement exercise.
The promotion is contained in a letter from the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board vide CDCFIB/S.33/VOLIII/54 and dated 18th August, 2022.
The Comptroller General made the announcement today at the Service Headquarters while decorating some of his Personal Aides who were among the Personnel promoted.
According to a statement issued by Service Public Relations Officer Amos Okpu, who was promoted to the rank of a Deputy Comptroller of Immigration, the breakdown of the promotions are a total of one hundred and forty-five(145) Assistant Comptrollers of Immigration promoted to the rank of Deputy Comptroller of Immigration;
ninety-nine (99 ) Chief Superintendents of Immigration were promoted to the rank of Assistant Comptroller of Immigration; while three hundred and seven (307) Superintendents of Immigration were moved to the rank of Chief Superintendent of Immigration.
Three hundred and thirty-eight (338) Deputy Superintendents of Immigration got promoted to the rank of Superintendent of Immigration; while another five hundred and eighty-nine (589) Assistant Superintendents of Immigration (I) are now Deputy Superintendents.
The statement also revealed that seven hundred and ninety-four (794) Assistant Superintendents of Immigration (II) got promoted to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Immigration (I) while; twenty-one (21) Inspectors of Immigration were promoted to Assistant Superintendents of Immigration (II).
Furthermore, whereas one thousand two hundred and fifty-four (1254) personnel got advancement to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Immigration (II), a total of nine hundred and seventy nine (979) junior personnel who acquired higher qualifications and demonstrated high skills and competences have also been upgraded to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Immigration (II).
Speaking at the decoration ceremony of his personal aides, the Comptroller General commended the Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who also doubles as the chairman of the Board for his huge commitment to staff motivation.
He charged the newly promoted Officers to justify their elevations through enhanced dedication and uncommon loyalty to authorities. He assured government that the Service under his watch shall continue to make useful contributions to the peace and progress of the country.
Other officers decorated with their new ranks include the outgoing Protocol Officer to the Comptroller General MY Dutse and his successor MA Ajimobi who are now Deputy Comptrollers. Others include Mercy Gadzama, Facility Manager of the NIS Technology Building, now a Chief Superintendent, Security Detail to the CGI AO Olukoya, also promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent as well as Tanko Godiya and Nguar Loice Titus of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) both now Assistant Superintendents of Immigration (II).