Nigeria immigration Service UPGRADES FOUR BORDER FORMATIONS TO COMMAND STATUS

The Comptroller-General of Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has approved the establishment of four Special Border Commands in Idi-Iroko in Ogun State, Mfum in Cross River State, Jibiya in Katsina State and Illela in Sokoto State.

This was a sequel to the directive of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on the need to deploy 50 per cent of the Nigeria Immigration Service workforce to secure the borders.

A statement on Friday by the NIS spokesman, Sunday James, titled, ‘NIS upgrade four border formations to command status,’ read, ‘’The four newly established special commands will be an addition to the existing Seme command to enable the Service to operate seamlessly in the control and monitoring of movement of persons in and out of the country for effective and efficient border management as well as enhanced national security.’’

Following this upgrade, senior officers on the rank of Comptroller have been deployed to head the special commands while reporting to the Assistant Comptroller-General of Immigration in-charge of their respective zones.

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