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Jummai Damisa-Babson arriving for her first day at work in Akwa Ibom State

New Immigration Comptroller assumes office in Akwa Ibom State

Jummai Damisa-Babson has assumed the position of the Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in Akwa Ibom State, taking over from ACG Francisca Dakat and becoming the 22nd officer to hold this role in the South-South state.

The official handing over and taking over ceremony took place at the State Command Headquarters in Uyo on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 as confirmed by a statement from Assistant Superintendent of Immigration, Q J Miller, on Friday, January 12.

Damisa-Babson, an indigene of Borno State, brings a wealth of experience to the role. She holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Abuja and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Language from the University of Maiduguri. Having joined the service in 1989, she has risen through the ranks, serving in various capacities across different states, including Lagos, Kogi, Anambra, and the Service Headquarters in Abuja.

In her inaugural speech to the Officers and Men of the Command, the new Comptroller acknowledged the significant transformation and efficient management of resources under her predecessor. She emphasized her commitment to continue the positive change and uphold the constitutional responsibilities of the Nigeria Immigration Service during her tenure in Akwa Ibom State.

Damisa-Babson urged officers to rededicate themselves to their duties to ensure effective service delivery, promising to maintain the values of the Service and work towards making a difference in the state. With her extensive background and dedication to service, her appointment signals a new era for the Nigeria Immigration Service in Akwa Ibom State.

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