Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, the Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Isah Jere, has approved the immediate reposting of 41 senior officers.
The NIS spokesman, Tony Akuneme, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, stating that the redeployment affected 11 Assistant Comptrollers General, in charge of the various zones as well as 30 Comptrollers posted to new states.
He said, “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.”
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that according to Akuneme, 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.