By Bukar Bolori
The Comptroller General of Immigration, Isah Jere Idriss has been conferred with the National Honours Award of the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) by the President and Commander-in-Chief, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, at the International Conference Centre Abuja.
Immigration Spokesman, Amos Okpu in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja said the honour was in recognition of his humane leadership style and dogged efforts at repositioning the Immigration Service as one of the best Migration Management and Border Security agencies in the world.
Also conferred with the award of Member of the Order of Federal Republic , MFR, is the Deputy Comptroller General in charge of Visa and Residency, Isiaka Abdulmumuni Haliru.
“The ceremony was indeed a big one for the Immigration family as the duo of Martins Kure Abeshi and Muhammad Babandede, former Comptrollers General (retired), were awarded with the ranks of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) and Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) respectively.
” Also decorated with the award of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) was Deputy Comptroller General Anthonia Ifeoma Opara (rtd).
” The Management, Officers and Men of the Immigration Service, rejoice with the Comptroller General and the other Awardees of the Service for the honour bestowed on them and wish them sound health for more contributions to nation building.”