NIGERIAN Immigration Service, Zone A retired two of their comptrollers Comptroller Immigration service, Caroline Ijeoma Ngere and Comptroller Immigration Service Aliyu Ismailia from service with a message of camaraderie .
Dignitaries from the service were on ground to shower encomiums on the retiring Comptrollers and highlighted their hard work,diligence, dedication to service among enviable traits that men of the service should imbibe.
Assistant Comptroller General Zone A, Mrs. Oluremi Talabi who spoke on the outgoing comptrollers congratulated them and charged them to be worthy ambassadors to the Service.
She said they have left their marks in the service and will move on to better and more brighter things.
Former ACG, Mrs. Doris Briamah (Rtd) who graced the ocassion in her good will message congratulated the outgoing service men and joined others to enjoin them to be worthy ambassadors.
She said that the relationship between retirement and building a relationship was close and charged officers of the service to build relationships and bridges as that is the biggest currency they can use after the service.
The former ACG said,” A lot of us when in service pay little attention to building relationships but you need to build it because that is what you cash out with when you retire.”
She said that the service was a family and that those who have spent 35 years together are the closest family any one can get while urging them to invest in it, even in terms of business.
She said,” You can do business with someone you’ve known for 35 years because you have been with that person and you know them too well rather than jumping into business with a complete stranger.”
“My sermon always”, she continued,” love yourselves, we are a family, we can’t run from it those with children for 35 years some are married so its no joke.”
She urged them to enjoy retirement stating that she was still part of the family although retired.
In his response, Comptroller Immigration Service Aliyu Ismailia (rtd) said,”In fact I am emotionally touched,this was least expected,my experience in the service is worthwhile and unforgettable but for every beginning there is an end. I will be a worthy ambassador and whenever called upon i will be there.”
On her part, Mrs. Ngere said, I feel honoured to be here this afternoon to be celebrated, I must thank my ACG, and I thank all of you for being here, its by God’s Grace I stand here to say thank you. Like my colleague said, everything that has a beginning, has an end and this may be the end of the service but its the beginning of a new chapter,keep the flag flying.
Th highlight of the send forth was the cutting of the cake with friends and family.