By Ngozi Ekgator
One thousand, three hundred and ninety-two personnel of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) have benefited from the promotion galore at the agency.
The NIS spokesman, Amos Okpu, who broke the News in a statement, said: “The Nigeria Immigration Service hereby announces the elevation of one Thousand three hundred and Ninety-two (1392) members of the workforce to their new ranks.
“This is contained in a letter from the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) vide CDFIPB/ADV/CONV/UPG/GEN/489/2 dated 7th September, 2018 in which the Board at its 62nd meeting approved the advancement, elevation, conversion and upgrading of the affected officers.
“The breakdown of the exercise is as stated thus:
(i). Advancement of Thirty-Seven (37) Assistant Superintendent of Immigration (2) CONPASS 08 to Assistant Superintendent Immigration 1 CONPASS 09,
(ii). Elevation of Four Hundred (400) HND holders from Inspectors on CONPASS 07 to Senior Inspectors of Immigration on CONPASS 08 effective 08/09/2016,
(iii). Lateral Conversion of Two Hundred and Nine (209) officers from the Inspectorate Cadre to Superintendent Cadre across the ranks effective 01/01/2017,
(iv). Conversion/Upgrading of Seven Hundred and Eighty-One (781) junior personnel to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Immigration (II) ASI2 effective 01/01/2017,
(v). Conversion of 174 Chief Immigration Assistants (CIA), holders of NCE and Ordinary National Diploma (OND) certificates to Inspectors of Immigration (II) effective 01/01/2018.
“The Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede MFR is elated at this development and urged beneficiaries to reciprocate government’s gesture through enhanced dedication to the service of our fatherland.”