NIS is leaving no stone unturned to mitigate corruption- Comptroller General


By Khadija Aliyu

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, CGIS Kemi Nandap, said the service is leaving no stone unturned to mitigate corruption.

The CGIS made this known during the 2024 nationwide sensitization and awareness campaign on mitigating corruption and enhancing service delivery within the Nigeria Immigration Service held in Kano.

Represented by the Assistant Comptroller General, ACG Halid Usman, she explained that the service is deploying measures to checkmate corruption in the discharge of it duties.

The CGIS pointed out that the service has introduced policies such as automation of passport acquisition, biometric visa on arrival and also the e-border solution or project.

According to her, the Nigeria Immigration Service in conjunction with the Ministry of Interior, brought about the automation of passport acquisition, so that the process of passport will be seamless.

“So when these steps are taken, the service will now be corruption free and then the service delivery will be enhanced even beyond the imagination of the public”

Speaking on staff welfare, Kemi pointed out that the service under the current leadership is working tirelessly t to ensure that all entitlements are addressed and taken care of. I

“So, we need to be more cautious, honesty in the discharge of our duties because that is why they call us (immigration) the international rear, people who mirror the entire country. Because the impression an immigration officer gives when a visitor enters Nigeria is the impression the visitor carries along”

The comptroller general however called on the officers to be more dedicated and committed to their duties by performing their jobs with all sense of honesty and sincerity in order to protect the image of the service and country through service delivery.

Earlier, in his welcome address, the Comptroller of Nigeria Immigration Service, Kano state Command, CIS Ibrahim Abubakar, maintained that there is no hiding place for corruption in the service.

He hinted that the service is confronted with the dual challenge of combating corruption and elevating service standards within the Nigeria Immigration Services.

“ Corruption remains a critical challenge that undermines our ability to effectively serve the public and uphold the standards of our esteemed institution”

He highlighted that the objective of the campaign , is to combat corruption and improving service delivery for all stakeholders.

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