2023 Elections: NIS redeploys 41 senior officers

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The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Isah Jere, has recommended the redeployment of 41 officials immediately ahead of the Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

The Public Relations Officer (SPRO) of the service, Comptroller of Immigration (CI), Tony Akuneme, said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

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Akuneme said the redeployment involved 11 Assistant Comptrollers General (ACGs) in charge of different areas as well as 30 controllers assigned to new states.

“The states affected were mainly those that bordered Nigeria with neighbouring countries, such as Yobe, Adamawa, Sokoto, Katsina, Zamfara, Oyo, Lagos (Seme Border) and Cross River states.

“Other states that are getting new Comptrollers include: Gombe, Kaduna, kano, Plateau, Bauchi, FCT, Nassarawa, Edo, Bayelsa, Rivers (Marine Command), Anambra and Enugu, among others,” he said.

The NIS spokesman said all the deployments were with immediate effect, adding that the CG placed a very high premium on the critical role of his personnel towards the success of the forthcoming general elections.

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