The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has disclosed that 60 personnel have so far been sacked after they were either caught receiving or giving bribes.
The Immigration CG also said he once disguised as a cleaner in order to catch corrupt officials.
Mr Babandede told the BBC Hausa Service that 60 officials, in the last four years, were sacked following complaints ”with evidence” before the Immigration Service and subsequently through the Ministry of Interior.
He said ”it’s about four years now that we stopped the corrupt practice in the service via bribes to influence posting as it was done previously in the country.
“Under the board of Ministry of Interior, we have dismissed 60 personnel caught for bribery and corruption in the airports and borders.
“There are corrupt officials even within the senior cadre. However, it’s our responsibility as leaders to stop the practice especially of giving bribes to officers to influence posting to airports and borders.
”We have also discouraged the culture of those working in ‘choice areas’ giving out ‘returns’ to their superiors. Anyone caught should have himself blame.”