Details Emerge as Immigration dismisses four officers, demotes 32 others
The Nigeria Immigration Service NIS has punished 36 of its employees for corruption as part of efforts to improve the ease of doing business and ensure optimal service delivery to Nigerians.
Four were dismissed, while fourteen were demoted for various offences brought before the Orderly Room Trial Committee of the Service.
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DCI Tony Akuneme, the service’s spokesman, disclosed this in a statement issued Tuesday in Abuja.
“As part of efforts to rid the Service of bad apples and in furtherance of the Federal Government’s fight against corruption, the Nigeria Immigration Service has fired four personnel and demoted fourteen for various offences for which they appeared before the Orderly Room Trial Committee of the Service,” he said.
According to him, four other personnel were discharged and found not guilty, while two were reassigned to other locations.
Eleven employees were issued warning letters, and one was forced to retire. The Committee reports that eleven personnel are still awaiting trial.
“The CGI assures the public that there are no sacred cows in the NIS, as all violators will be sanctioned appropriately.
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“He is also urging the public to be vigilant and assist the Service in fulfilling its mandate by contacting us with feedback, questions, or complaints via any of the following channels:
“(a) telephone: +2348033074681; +2348021819988; (b) Twitter: @nigimmigration; and (c) email: email@example.com,” added Akuneme.