Adepoju Confirmed As Substantive Immigration CG

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* Offers automatic employment to deceased officers’ wives

Six months after saddling the affairs of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in acting capacity, Mrs Caroline Wura-Ola Adepoju has been confirmed as the substantive Comptroller-general.

She made the disclosure while addressing men and officers of the Service at a routine parade on Wednesday.

She added that the date for her decoration would soon be made public.

The now substantive NIS boss, while announcing the good news said, “You may also wish to know that through the grace of God and by the benevolence of the present government, I have been confirmed as a substantive Comptroller-general of Immigration.”

Recall that Mrs. Adepoju was as the most senior deputy comptroller-general (DCG) appointed on acting CG to man the saddle of leadership at the NIS, following the retirement of her predecessor, Isah Jere, whose tenure expired on May 29, 2023.

The CG further announced that some members of the top management team who took part in a promotion examination recently have been elevated to the ranks of deputy Comptrollers-general (DCGs).

Mrs Adepoju called on men and officers of the Service to observe a minute of silence in honour of members of the Service who died recently in the line of duty, praying that the Almighty God rest their souls.

The CGI further announced that the parade was dedicated to the memory of their fallen colleagues and assured that the Service, under her watch, will continue to support the bereaved families.

She revealed that, to meet the expectations of the bereaved families, “An Endowment Fund is being created by the Service for the upkeep of the families of the deceased.

“Donations have been received from members of the NIS management team, Command Comptrollers and stakeholders. The widows left behind are being considered for employment into the Service provided they have the required qualifications,” a statement from the NIS said.

She encouraged all personnel not to despair, but recognise the fact that their colleagues did not die in vain and that their families were not alone.

The CGI appreciated all officers and men for the support given to the NIS leadership. She particularly thanked the top management team, zonal Coordinators, State Comptrollers and Passport officers both at home and in the diaspora.

She enjoined all Nigerian Passport holders to ensure their Passports are renewed six months before expiration, to avoid desperation and undue pressure on both the applicants and NIS personnel.


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