The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has promoted a total of 3548 junior officers.
Authenticating the development in a statement on Sunday, Deputy Comptroller of NIS, James Sunday, the National Public Relations Officer of the agency said the Comptroller General of the NIS, Muhammad Babandede MFR has directed the official release of the promotion.
The junior staff promoted comprised the rank Immigration Assistants (I. A3) up to Inspector of Immigration (I. I) and conversion from Chief Immigration Assistants(C. I. A) to Inspectors(I. I).
The breakdowns are as follows: I. A3-I. A2(762),I.A2-I.A1(184),I.A1-SIA(1097),SIA-CIA(928),AII-II(577),Conversion from CIA – II(118) totaling 3548 officers.
Affected officers were advised to check with their respective Human Resource Management offices in their commands for the approved list.
Babandede congratulated the personnel for their successful performance, hardwork, discipline and loyalty being the bedrock for the promotion to their new ranks.
In a related development the NIS Kwara State Command received an operational boost in its border patrol activities as Forward Operating Bases (FOB) was commissioned by the CGI at Okuta, Kwara State, bringing to 13 the NIS FOB around the country.
During the event the CGI represented by the Acting Zonal Coordinator Zone D and Comptroller Kwara State Command Mrs Édith Onyemenam, enjoined the operatives to step up their operations to reduce influx of irregular migration into the country through Kwara.
He implored them to also justify the Federal Government support to the NIS through the purchase of operational vehicles, equipments and other e-Border technological solutions approved for the service.