NIS gets more manpower as 548 cadets passes out of immigration
….. CG Jere encourages them to depeen thier IC T skills
New manpower capacity has been infused into the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) today as a total of 548 Cadets passed out of the Immigration Training School in Kano after a six-month period of physical drills and academic training. The 548 cadets – 132 females and 416 males – got enlisted into the Service in August last year and were mobilized to the School for the mandatory training for Cadets sometime in November 2021.
The Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who spoke at the passing out Parade (POP) ceremony advised the cadets to chart a career path of honour, integrity and dignity as they begin a significant aspect of their lives. He noted that those virtues are indispensable especially in any regimented environment such as Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).The Minister told them that one of the main reasons for their enlistment is for them to make useful contributions to the nation’s border security efforts, National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP gathered in a press statement e-signed and made available by the Service’s Spokesperson, Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, Amos Okpu. He maintained that “without secure borders, no security measure can work because external criminally-minded persons can infiltrate the country and escape at will, if the borders are not well secured”.
The Minister represented by a Commissioner at the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB), Maj. Gen. (rtd) Emmanuel E Bassey enjoined the Cadets to utilize the energy and enterprising spirit of the youths to make useful contributions into the ongoing reform efforts in the Service. They should also strive never to let down the Service that has giving them the opportunity to serve.
The acting Comptroller General of Immigration Isah Jere Idris present at the event congratulated the Cadets for successfully completing the training. He counseled them to deepen their ICT skill sets to enable them remain relevant in the unfolding realities in the Service. He maintained that NIS as an institution has consistently placed high premium and investments on staff training and retraining efforts.
“Our job is high-tech driven; we have highly sophisticated local and international publics to attend to and today’s dynamic world environment demands that Personnel of the Service must be nothing but top-notched professionals who should regularly demonstrate uncommon expertise in the ICT controlled world environment’, acting CG Isah Jere Idris noted.
The acting Comptroller General thanked the Federal government for the enormous support to the Service’s eBorder project and noted that the deployment of ICT solutions to complement border patrol efforts remains very critical to safe and secure border arrangements for the country, NAOSNP reports.
He reiterated the Service’s commitment to enabling an enhanced Border security and effective migration management structure and called on the graduates to bring out the benefits of their training in the school to impact meaningfully in their field operations. He assured of adequate rewards for good performances as well as appropriate sanctions for those that would do the contrary.
On his part, the Commandant of the School, CIS Rano Sabo stated that throughout the six-month training programme the Cadets have distinguished themselves worthy in characters and conducts and so should be commissioned and admitted into the Officers’ cadre of the Service.
Some major highlights of the event include silent drills, combat craft displays by the Cadets and award of the overall best performance to Assistant Superintendent (2) Osamudiamen Cassidy AKOKO.
Notable dignitaries at the event were the Secretary of the CDCFIB, Mrs Aisha Rufai, Federal Commissioner ACG (rtd) Ado Jafaru, former acting Comptroller General Senator Kabir Umar, Sarkin Kibiya, serving and retired senior Officers of the Service, representatives of the military, security and response agencies in the State.