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New ranks for 98 NIS officers, Jere encourages his men to sustain operational efficiency

The Honourable Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola and the acting Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Isah Jere Idris has decorated the newly-promoted senior officers of the Service with their new ranks.

This event took place yesterday at the Service Headquarters Abuja, according to a press statement e-signed by the NIS Public Relations Officer, Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, Amos Okpu, and made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP.

The decoration ceremony was attended by the top echelon of the paramilitary agencies under the Ministry of Interior, senior officials of the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB) and management staff of the Service. They include ACG Ado Jaffaru (rtd), a Federal Commissioner at the CDCFIB; distinguished Senator Uba Sani; the Secretary to the government of Kaduna State, Mallam Bala Abbas Lawal; representatives of the heads of the Civil Defence Corps, Federal Fire Service, and Correctional Service among others.

This event was sequel to the release of the 2021 Senior Officers’ promotion list by the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB) which approved the promotion of the officers into their new ranks. While 24 got the new ranks of Assistant Comptrollers General (ACG), 70 were adorned with Comptrollers of Immigration Service rank.

Earlier in the day, the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola had at the Conference Room of the Ministry decorated 4 Deputy Comptrollers General of Immigration (DCG) who were promoted. They include DCG Oluremi Talabi, DCG Josephine Kwazu fdc, DCG Modupe Anyalechi and DCG Muhammad Aminu Muhammad mni. The Minister congratulated them for their new appointments and urged them to deploy their experiences and expertise in the nation’s fight against insecurity.

In his address at the decoration ceremony of the 74, the acting Comptroller General Isah Jere Idris stated that the event was a demonstration of the renewed commitment to the welfare of staff by the Service. This he noted, is in line with the three-point agenda which include border security, Passport reform and personnel welfare, he unfolded upon assumption of office.


He charged the newly promoted officers to deepen their commitment to duty and supervision of subordinates to ensuring that operational efficiency is sustained and quality service delivery improved. He added that the Service shall not accept average performance from them in any situation where excellence is achievable.

Also, the Director/Secretary of the CDCFIB, Hajiya Aisha Rufai’ congratulated the newly promoted Officers and described their promotion as well-deserved stressing that the Board looked at their conducts, performances, oratory and skills sets before considering them for the promotion. Further, a Commissioner of the Board in-charge of Appointment and Promotion, Major General Emmanuel Bassey (rtd), called on the Officers to lead their men with integrity and be ready at all times to display the highest levels of discipline and decorum as senior members of the Service.


Among the Officers decorated with their new ranks of Assistant Comptroller General and Comptroller of Immigration include ACG Kemi Nandap, the Officer in-charge of the Murtala Muhammad International Airport Lagos, the immediate past Principal Staff Officer to the acting CGI, ACG Ahmad Bauchi Aliyu fsi and Comptroller Mustapha Ahmad, Special Assistant to the acting CGI on Operations.


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