A total of ninety-eighty (98) senior Officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) have been elevated to their new ranks following their successful performance in a promotion exercise conducted for senior Officers in December 2021.
This is contained in a letter from the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board vide CDCFIB/NIS/2021/PE/640/VOL.1/1 and dated May 20, 2022.
According to a statement by Amos Okpu, Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, Service Public Relations Officer, dated May 28, 2022, which contained the breakdown of the promotions and the names of some of the affected officers, four (4) Assistant Comptrollers General have been promoted to the rank of Deputy Comptroller General; 24 Comptrollers got elevated to the rank of Assistant Comptroller General of Immigration while 70 Deputy Comptrollers were promoted to the rank of Comptroller of Immigration.
Those promoted to the rank of Deputy Comptroller General of Immigration include Josephine Chisara Kwazu; Modupe Oshoke Anyalechi; Muhammad Aminu Muhammad and Ajoke Oluremi Talabi.
The Officers promoted to the rank of Assistant Comptroller General of Immigration include Nandap Kemi Nanna, the current Comptroller at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos; Ahmed Bauchi Aliyu, the Principal Staff Officer to the acting Comptroller General; Abdullahi Usman Musa, the Comptroller in-charge of Migration at the Service Headquarters; Amao Kolawole Michael, the current Comptroller of Ogun State Command; Alawode Nuratu Betty, the Comptroller in-charge of Gender & Staff Welfare and Acholonu Alphonsus, the current Comptroller of Ekiti State Command, among others.
Officers promoted to the rank of Comptroller of Immigration include Adesokan Adeola, currently at the Training and Staff Development Division,
Service Headquarters; Bagari Ahmad Dauda, at the Visa and Residency Directorate, Service
Headquarters; Bewaji Abolupe Oladoyin, the current Passport Control Officer, Ikoyi Passport
Office Lagos; Onuora Constance Nwama; Kila Liman Sani, the current Passport Control Officer, Kano Passport Office among
The statement concluded that the acting Comptroller General Isah Jere Idris, while congratulating the Officers, “wishes to use this opportunity to express his appreciation to government for considering them worthy for promotion. He enjoins the newly promoted Officers to continue to demonstrate high levels of commitment and efficiency in service justify their promotion.”