- Raymond Jaja, deputy comptroller-general in charge of border management, Nigeria Immigration Service is dead
- The NIS announced that Jaja died on Saturday, June 9, after a brief illness
- The deceased who hailed from Opobo town in Rivers state is survived by a wife and five children
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Thursday, June 14, announced the death of its deputy comptroller-general in charge of border management, Raymond Jaja.
The service announced Jaja’s demise in a statement signed by its Comptroller-General (C-G), Muhammad Babandede, in Abuja. He said the deceased who hailed from Opobo town in Rivers, died on Saturday after a brief illness.
“Born on December 11, 1960, Mr Jaja attended the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he studied Political Science. He joined the Nigeria Immigration Service in 1985 as an Assistant Superintendent (ASI).
“He attended so many internal and international courses including the Command and Staff College, Sokoto; Institute of Security Studies where he was a Fellow, Infantry Centre and School in Jaji, among others.
“He got promoted to the rank of Deputy Comptroller-General of Immigration in 2017 and was deployed to head the newly restructured Directorate of Border Management, a position he held until his death,’’ Babandede said.
He said Jaja would be remembered for his high sense of discipline and uncommon loyalty to constituted authorities, besides being a jolly good fellow and gentleman. Jaja is survived by a wife, Ngozi Jaja, and five children, he added..
In a previous report by Legit.ng, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) earned N35.7 billion from passport fees, residence permit, extension of visitors pass, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) address verification and non-refundable passport administration in 2017.
The service also earned $27.3 million as charges from visa and passport fees at foreign missions worldwide totaling N117.41 billion.
Daily Independent, however, stated that a report made available by the service indicated that the 2017 revenue was about N2 billion lower than what it earned in the previous year
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