By Bukar Bolori
The Comptroller General of Immigration Service, Isah Idris, has charged men of the service to remain apolitical and ensure non-Nigerians are not allowed to participate in the forthcoming election exercise.
The CGIS gave the charge on Saturday at the graduation ceremony of 1,800 personnel of the Service trained at
the Immigration Training School Kano (ITSK) and Customs Training College Kano (CTC).
The personnel who recently went through the 23rd Pre-Basic Course, passed out at an event held at ITSK.
The Comptroller General of Immigration Service, Isah Idris, while congratulating the graduands, urged them to remain guided by the trainings they received as well as the agency’s rules of engagement in their conducts.
The CGIS, represented at the event by the Assistant Comptroller General in charge of Human Resource Management, Babangida Usman, who was the Parade Reviewing Officer, 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 also 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.
The CGIS praised the 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.