- The appointment of Mrs Caroline Wura-Ola Adepoju as the substantive Comptroller-General (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has been approved
- President Bola Ahmed Tinubu approved Adepoju's appointment as Immigration Comptroller-General on Monday, December 1
- The President also approved the appointment of six Deputy Comptroller Generals of the Immigration Service
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As reported by The Nation, Tinubu also approved the appointment of six Deputy Comptroller General of the Service with effect from January 1st, 2023.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Secretary to the Board of the Civil Defence, Nigeria Immigration, Fire and Correctional Services, Alhaji Ahmed Jaafaru on Monday, December 4.
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The six Deputy Comptrollers-General are:
- Zainab Lawal
- Auna Usman Aliyu
- Nandap Kemi Nannan
- Usman Babangida
- Hassan Sadat
- Emenike Ijeoma Chidi
“Until her appointment, she was the Deputy Comptroller General (DCG) in charge of the Finance and Account Directorate.
Adepoju has been in an acting capacity since June 1, 2023.
She was born on 13/7/1963 in Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State in South-West Nigeria.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) warned Nigerians against paying agents to obtain passports.
The announcement is part of the agency's ongoing campaign to streamline the passport application process and reduce corruption.
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Tragedy struck early on Sunday, November 12, as at least eight members of the NIS band lost their lives in a fatal accident on the Kano/Zaria road.
The specific cause of the accident and the exact number of casualties remained unconfirmed as of the reporting time.
The incident has cast a sober atmosphere over the NIS Headquarters in Abuja, where the news of the tragic accident was received with mourning.
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