Nigerian Immigration Service Charges Its Officers To Desist For Improper Dress Code

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Umar Akilu Majeri

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has directed that henceforth all foreigners coming into the country must be profiled, searched, and returned if found with any incriminating substance.

The Jigawa comptroller of the NIS Mr. Ismaila Abba Aliyu stated this during the decoration of 58 officers that have been promoted to the next ranks.

According to Mr. Aliyu, “the Comptroller General of the NIS Alhaji Muhammed Babandede has directed that henceforth all foreigners, especially Tuareg people that usually comes in with flocks of camels”, he stated.

He said, “anyone coming in would not only be profiled, but must be searched to know what they’re carrying and if found with any incriminating substance must be returned at the point of entry which did not contravene section 18 of the ECOWAS protocol”, he said.

The state Comptroller warned officers that are in the habit of flaunting the dress code ethics of the NIS that severe disciplinary action will be met to offenders.

He said amongst the officers to receive the Comptroller Generals commendation  include those that recently rescued some suspected trafficked ladies en route Libya.

No fewer than 58 officers have been decorated with ranks that include 2 chief superintendents to the assistant comptroller immigration.

Others include 4 superintendents of immigration that were promoted to the rank of chief superintendents, 7 deputy s superintendents to superintendents.

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