THE Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service Muhammad Babandede was conferred with an award of “Icon of Excellence ” as the Comptroller General of a service with about 27,000 workforce in Zonal, State and Special Commands, Divisional and Area offices, Patrol bases spread across 36 States and FCT, 774 Local Government in the country, 52 Missions abroad among other formations.
A statement by the NIS said that the award by the Institute of Disaster Management and Safety Science was well deserved considering the Safety and Healthy Environment put in place during the lockdown and now with the gradual ease of the lockdown by the government.
According to the statement, the multiplicity of tasks to be undertaken at the approved International Airports after the lifting of ban on International flights and commencement of flight operations, which has the ability to increase requests for travel documents such as the International passport by Nigerians and visas by Non Nigerians to enter Nigeria for diverse purposes.
It added that Babandede expressed thanks to the Institute of Disaster Management and Safety Science, its Board and Facilitators for driving all Disaster and Safety Managers to work around the clock thereby making the country come out stronger and with lessons learnt by other nations from the Nigerian model of control that helped reduce the spread of Covid-19 at the height of it, during the lockdown.
He reminded Nigerians and Non Nigerians that the closure of land borders is still in force until there is directive from the government.
It noted that NIS operatives at the border frontiers are charged to keep vigil and alert, while keeping the borders closed in compliance with the government’s directive.
– Oct. 11, 2020 @ 14:29 GMT |