NIS boss harps on professionalism, Citizenship integrity


…Graduates personnel on Superintendent basic course

By Palma Ileye

Acting Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Mrs Caroline Wuraola Adepoju, has tasked graduands of the 48th Superintendent basic course on professionalism, dedication to duty and Citizenship integrity.

Adepoju gave the charge during the Presidential Commissioning and Passing out parade of the 48th Superintendent basic course, 2023 at the Immigration Training School, Kano, ITSK.

She said that Citizenship integrity was an important ethics of the Service therefore, they must strike a balance between ethics and professionalism in the use of power of the State at their disposal while dealing with citizens, vulnerable and non – vulnerable migrants.

The Ag. CG enjoined them to always make use and adhere to the NIS Act, the Service manual and the International Organization for Migration standards, IOM, while carrying out their duties.

She said, “The Commandant has assured me of your character and conduct worthy enough to be deployed to the field, note that the core mandate of the NIS is border security, while at field, I urge you to shun all forms of misdemeanor and corruption.

“The Cadet’s performance is a mark of emphasis we placed on training and retraining of the Service personnel in line with global best practices. Consequently, the Service has mapped out a plan that gives training institutions the consideration to attend capacity building training and courses to broaden their skills and knowledge as part of our commitment to ensure a better sense of direction for the Service by making it responsive to the global migration dynamism and world security trends.”

She warned that the Service, has zero tolerance to any sharp practices that will undermine the efforts of the Service reforms on operational effectiveness and efficiency.

The NIS boss further congratulated the graduands saying that, “I strongly believe that you have passed through the expected rigours of Paramilitary training that instills sense of discipline and commitment to duty. The Service and the school will be proud of you for the legacy project you put on ground as this will enormously assist Government’s efforts to provide infrastructural facilities particularly in training institutions.”

She thanked the Minister of Interior, Hon. Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo for his disposition and sterling ways of handling the Ministry’s affairs and providing enabling environment and policies that accelerates efficiency in discharge of duties.

“I acknowledge the fruitful efforts of the Commandant, Directing Staff, Ancillary personnel, they have been doing a good job inspite of the not too good working environment which would be adequately addressed,” she added.

Furthermore, she thanked the Kano State Government, its emirate and people, the Military, sister Paramilitary agencies commending their espirit de corps spirit.