By Bukar Bolori
The Comptroller General of Immigration, Isah Idris has approved the immediate by reposting of 41 senior officers ahead of the Presidential and National Assembly elections taking place on Saturday.
In a release signed by the NIS Public Relations officer, Tony Akuneme, the redeployment affected eleven Assistant Comptrollers General in-charge of the various zones as well as thirty Comptrollers posted to new states.
According to the posting order, signed on behalf of the Comptroller General by the Deputy Comptroller General in-charge of Human Resources, Usman Babangida, the states affected were mainly those that bordered Nigeria with neighboring countries, such as Yobe, Adamawa, Sokoto, Katsina, Zamfara, Oyo, Lagos (Seme Border) and Cross River.
Other states who are getting new Comptrollers include Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, FCT, Nassarawa, Edo, Bayelsa, Rivers (Marine Command), Anambra and Enugu, among others.
The NIS spokesman further stated that all the deployments are with immediate effect and that the CGIS placed a very high premium on the critical role of his personnel in the success of the forthcoming general elections.