THE Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Saturday graduated 1,800 personnel from the Immigration Training School Kano (ITSK) and Customs Training College (CTC) also in Kano State.
The spokesman of the Service, Mr Tony Akuneme said this in a statement in Abuja.
He said the personnel who recently went through the 23rd Pre-Basic Course, passed out at an event held at its training school in Kano.
According to him, the Comptroller-General, Mr Isah Jere while congratulating the graduands, urged them to remain guided by the training they received as well as the Service’s rules of engagement in their conducts.
The C-G was represented at the event by the Assistant Comptroller-General in charge of Human Resources Management, Mr Babangida Usman.
The NIS boss said the management would continue to demonstrate huge commitment to human capacity development.
He said that efforts would be put in place towards producing a professional workforce that would be sufficiently capable to confront emerging challenges in Border Security and Migration Management matters.
Jere stressed the need for the personnel to avoid compromise in the cause of their duties, especially with the 2023 general election at hand.
He reiterated that the Service would not afford to go back to the era of nonchalance and arbitrary abuse of duty call, which demands commitment and bravery.
The C-G charged the personnel to remain apolitical and ensure non-Nigerians are not allowed to participate in the election exercise.
He described the event as the first of its kind in the history of the NIS, noting that never has the Service ever trained such a number of personnel at once.
Jere appreciated the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and the Federal Government for their support accorded the Service in its operations and manpower development activities.
The statement added that important personalities at the event included the Nigeria Consulate General to Benin Republic and that of Niger Republic, Brigade Commander, 3 Infantry Brigade Kano among others. (NAN)