In a sweeping purge intended to get rid of bad apples and fight corruption, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has demoted 14 people and terminated four others for a variety of offenses for which they came before the Orderly Room Trial Committee of the Service.
In a statement released in Abuja, DCI Tony Akuneme confirmed the development and noted that four other people who had been accused had been discharged and found not guilty, while one offender had been forced to resign from the service.
He claimed that 11 other immigration employees received warning letters while two were redeployed to different places. He claimed that 11 further people are in the process of being tried.
He claimed that the Comptroller
General of Immigration is poised to rid the service of bad eggs , as he assured members of the general public that there are no sacred cows in the NIS.
He also said that all offenders shall be appropriately sanctioned as he urged members of public to be vigilant and support the Service to deliver more on its mandate by contacting the service for feedback, inquiries and complaints on any of these cannels:
(a) phone: +2348033074681; +2348021819988
(b) twitter: @nigimmigration
(c) email: firstname.lastname@example.org