- NIS has developed a training curriculum for training institutions.
- Babdede urges the officers to remember the vision of the NIS.
The personnel of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has been warned to avoid and shun corruption. The warning was given to the officers by, Muhammad Babandede, Comptroller-General, NIS.
The CG who charged them to deliver selfless service to the nation gave the warning in Benin on Thursday at the Comptroller General Annual workshop.
Babandede added that the officers and men should adhere strictly to the paramilitary ethic of discipline, saying it was only a disciplined service that can help in eradicating any form of corruption.
While nothing that it would help deliver in terms of the NIS mandate, he urged them to remember the NIS’s vision where it want to be a modern, peoples oriented, effective and efficient immigration service, manned by the well trained and motivated workforce.
“You must assume leadership in your space of influence as my deputies, assistants or Comptrollers of commands.
“You know very well that each one of you is the CG in your various locations. You must prove that you are capable of taking the mantle of leadership from me.
“I have tried my best by training each and every one of you to succeed me by giving you specialised training on leadership, social and emotional intelligence,” he said.
The immigration boss further disclosed that the service had developed a training curriculum for training institutions and also introduced IT-based Personal Training Centres (PTC) with the support of donors.
“In the last few years, we have built new commands, barracks and above all, we hope to commission our N7.4 billion Technology Building next year.
“You will bear with me that NIS is already at the next level. Please do not relent in this development if you take over from me next year when I clock 35 years in service,” he said.
Babandede also cautioned the officers and men to avoid a succession war by attempting to damage one another. He added that such action would only affect the image of the service and the country at large.