As part of efforts to enhance capacity building of its personnel for Command and Control, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has graduated one thousand five hundred and forty officers (1,540) from its training colleges.
According to a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, DCI, Sunday James, no fewer than 63 senior graduated from Officers of the Command Course 9 organised by the Immigration Command and Staff College, (ICSC) Sokoto for senior Officers of the ranks of Comptrollers of Immigration Service (CIS), Deputy Comptrollers (DCI) and Assistant Comptrollers, (ACI).
Giving a breakdown of participants of the Course, the statement indicated that the graduands included, five (5) Comptrollers (CIS’), 56 Deputy Comptrollers (DCIs) and two (2)Assistant Comptrollers of Immigration (ACIs).
The statement has it that relatedly, a total of 1,277 personnel also graduated from the 22nd Inspectorate Basic Course at the Nigeria Immigration Training School Orlu, (NITSOL) and 21st pre-basic course at Nigeria Immigration Training School, Ahoada (NITSA) on the September 25 and 27 2018 respectively.
A breakdown of the Personnel who had their Passing out Parade (POP) at NITSOL according to the statement, include a total of 820 personnel comprising 181 Senior Inspectors of Immigration (SII) and 639 Assistant Inspectors of Immigration (AI).
Similarly, at NITSA, a total of 657 personnel graduated in the Assistant Cadre and they include 5 Chief Immigration Assistant (CIA), 5 Senior Immigration Assistants (SIA), 34 Immigration Assistants 1 (IA1), 9 Immigration Assistants (IA22) and 604 Immigration Assistant 3 (IA3).
The Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, according to the statement congratulated the graduands and called on them to exude a high level of discipline while demonstrating their skills and competence in service to their fatherland.