Immigration Promotes 4,851 Personnel  - The Top Society

Immigration Promotes 4,851 Personnel 

.....PRO Elevated to Comptroller of Immigration 


The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has officially announced the promotion of 4,851 personnel and officers across various ranks and cadres within the service. The promotion details were conveyed through a letter from the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire, and Immigration Services Board, dated 4th August, 2023.

Among the notable promotions is the elevation of the Public Relations Officer of the NIS, Adedotun Aridegbe, to the prestigious rank of Comptroller of Immigration.

The announcement was made through a statement signed by Aridegbe on behalf of the NIS.

The Comptroller General, Caroline Wura-Ola Adepoju, disclosed this information on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at the Service Headquarters during the decoration ceremony for the newly promoted Assistant Comptrollers General and Comptrollers of Immigration.

The breakdown of the promotions reveals that 18 Comptrollers of Immigration have been promoted to the rank of Assistant Comptrollers General, while 51 Deputy Comptrollers now hold the title of Comptrollers of Immigration.

Further details from the NIS spokesperson indicate that 43 Assistant Comptrollers of Immigration were promoted to the rank of Deputy Comptrollers, and 520 Chief Superintendents of Immigration have been elevated to the rank of Assistant Comptroller of Immigration.

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In addition, 634 Superintendents of Immigration have been moved to the rank of Chief Superintendent, while 426 Deputy Superintendents of Immigration have been promoted to the rank of Superintendent.

The promotion also affected 1,366 Assistant Superintendents of Immigration, who are now Deputy Superintendents, and 804 Assistant Superintendents of Immigration (II) who were promoted to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Immigration (I). Furthermore, 990 Inspectors of Immigration have been promoted to Assistant Superintendents of Immigration (II).

During the decoration ceremony, the Comptroller General expressed gratitude to Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Board, for his unwavering commitment to staff motivation. She urged the newly promoted officers to validate their advancements through heightened dedication and unwavering loyalty to authorities.

Notable figures among those decorated with new ranks include Sunday James, the former Service Public Relations Officer, and George Didel, a former Provost Marshal of the NIS, who were both elevated to the esteemed position of Comptrollers General of Immigration.

The Comptroller General assured the government that the Immigration Service, under her leadership, would continue to contribute significantly to the peace and progress of the country.

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