By Bukar Bolori
The Acting Comptroller General of Immigration, Mrs. Caroline Adepoju has called on officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to shun all forms of misdemeanor and corruption, insisting that the Service has zero tolerance for any sharp practices that could undermine the ongoing effort at reformation.
Adepoju gave this advice at the weekend during the Presidential Commissioning and Passing Out Parade of the 48th Superintendent Basic Course 2023 at the Immigration Training School, Kano.
She said that: “The commandant (of the school) has assured me of your character and conduct worthy enough to be deploy to the field, note that the core mandate of NIS is border security, while at field I urge you to shun all forms of misdemeanor and corruption, the service has zero tolerance to any sharp practices that will undermine the effort of the service reforms on operational effectiveness and efficiency.”
She added that: “I strongly believe you have passed through the expected rigours of paramilitary trainings that instill sense of discipline and commitment to duty. The service and the school will be proud of you for the legacy project you put on ground this will enormously assist government effort to provide infrastructural facilities particularly in training institution.”
She charged the graduates that “as you graduating today you should know the citizenship integrity is part of Nigeria Immigration Service mandate, therefore you must strike a balance between ethics and professionalism in the use of the power of state at your disposal while dealing with citizens, vulnerable and non-vulnerable migrants, consequently, I enjoin you to adhere to NIS Act, NIS manual and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) standards.”
She expressed gratitude to the government, emirate and people of Kano for the usual support rendered to them, adding that: “I will like to extend the same to all military and paramilitary in the state for the synergy and upholding the “esprit de corps” spirit.”