The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Saturday graduated 1,800 personnel
in Kano, at the Immigration Training School and Customs Training College (CTC),
In Abuja, DCI Anthony Akuneme issued a statement stating that the cadets were among the staff who just completed the 23rd Pre-Basic Course.
Isah Jere Idris, the Comptroller General of Immigration Service, congratulated the graduates and advised them to continue acting in accordance with the agency’s rules of engagement, its guiding principles, and the training they had received.
The CGI, who was represented by the Parade Reviewing Officer and the Assistant Comptroller General in charge of Human Resource Management, Babangida Usman maintained that the current management has continued to demonstrate huge commitment to human capacity development efforts to ensuring that the Service produces a professional workforce that would be sufficiently capable to confront emerging challenges in Border Security and Migration Management matters.
The CGI emphasized on the need for the personnel to avoid compromise in the cause of their duty, especially with the 2023 general elections at hand, reiterating that the Service cannot afford to go back to the era of nonchalance and arbitrary abuse of duty call, which demands commitment and bravery. He charged them to remain apolitical and ensure non-Nigerians are not allowed to participate in the election exercise.
He stated that the event was the first of its kind in the history of NIS, noting that never has the Service ever trained such a number of personnel at once. He commended the Commandants of ITSK and NITSOL for the wonderful coordination of the training.
CGI Jere appreciated the Honorable Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and indeed the Federal Government for the continuous support accorded the Service in its operations and manpower development activities.
Important personalities at the event include the Nigeria Consulate General to Benin Republic and that of Niger Republic, Zonal Coordinator Zone B, Brigade Commander, 3 Infantry Brigade Kano, very senior functionaries of the Kano State government as well as Heads of other security and military Agencies in the State.