Passport reforms: NIS redeploys 15 comptrollers

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By Francis Ugwu

The acting Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mrs Caroline Adepoju, has approved the immediate reposting of 15 passport officers in a bid to strengthen the ongoing passport reform process.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Acting Public Relations Officer, Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, Kenneth Kure, on Thursday in Abuja.

Adepoju said that the NIS management was determined to upgrade passport administration both at home and in the foreign missions.

She assured that the service would not go back on its avowed position to make passport offices across board purely service-oriented.

She named some of the affected passport offices as Alausa and Festac both in Lagos, as well as the ones in Edo, Anambra, Bayelsa, Kogi, Nassarawa, Plateau, Enugu, Abia, Kano, Taraba and Ondo, among others.

The acting CG maintained that only the best brains who have fully adopted the mantra of service above self, would henceforth be posted to sensitive places.

“This is so because our people deserve nothing short of the best,” she said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the posting order was signed by the Deputy Comptroller General (DCG) in charge of Human Resources, Mr Usman Babangida.

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