Immigration Sacks 4 Personnel, Demotes 14 Others Over Misconduct

THE  Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has dismissed four personnel and demoted 14 others for various offences.

The spokesman of the NIS, DCI Tony Akuneme, announced this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja.

The statement said the personnel were sanctioned after they appeared before the Orderly Room Trial Committee of the Service.

It said the move was a part of efforts to rid the Service of bad eggs and in furtherance of the Federal Government’s fight against corruption.

’Two other personnel were redeployed to other locations while 11 were issued warning letters and one was compulsorily retired,’’ the statement said.

The statement quoted the Committee as saying 11 personnel were still awaiting trial, it however, said four other personnel were discharged and acquitted.

“The CGI is assuring the general public that there are no sacred cows in the NIS as all offenders shall be appropriately sanctioned,” the Service spokesman said.

While urging members of the public to be vigilant and support the Service to deliver more on its mandate, he advised them to contact the NIS “for feedback, inquiries and complaints.

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