Buhari Appoints New Boss For Nigerian Immigration Service

Idris Isah Jere a Deputy Comptroller General in charge of Finance and Account, will take over in an acting capacity pending the appointment of a substantive Comptroller General by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has retired from service.

Babandede was appointed as the Comptroller General of the NIS on the 15th of May 2016.

He took over from Martin Kure Abeshi.

At a valedictory session on Friday, Babandede said; “I have left Immigration better than I found it.”

The retired CG, who promised to be an ambassador of the NIS, said he will always be ready to assist whenever he is called on by the Service.

Babandede spent five years and four months as the Comptroller General of the Service.

A valedictory service on Friday at the headquarters was attended by serving, retired officers as well as Babandede’s family/members and friends.

Babandede noted that tremendous changes were made under his leadership with the assistance of officers and men.

“I am very proud today. I am leaving the Service better that I met it. I have made my contributions and I pray that successive leaders will improve on what we have done,” he said.

Dr. Sam Nwosu, Dr. Tony Luka Elumelu of the ECOWAS Commission and Mr. Rafael Rois Molina of FIAPP /ATPSOM hailed Babandede for his efforts and achievements.

The former CG passed the baton of leadership to Deputy Comptroller General, Idris Isah Jere who becomes the acting CG.

Until now, Jere was in-charge of the Directorate of Finance and Accounts.

A pull-out parade for Babandede will be held on Monday, 13th September at the parade ground of the headquarters in Abuja.

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