NIS Boss Cautions Personnel Against Involvement In Trending Looting

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By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos


The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Muhammad Babandede has read riot act against acts of complicity related to looting as a result of the EndSARS crisis, warning that any personnel caught in the act risks the wrath of the service.


Urging them to stay clear of any  complicity related to harassment and looting, Babandede reminded that they are expected to protect the integrity of the profession as the first contact in projecting the image of the nation.

He enjoined the officers to respect the fundamental rights of law abiding citizens by ensuring no one extorts for any reason a traveller that has genuine reason and document with well meaning intention to travel .
In a release by the Service Public Relations Officer DCI James Sunday, the NIS Comptroller reiterated that border crossing is not subject to collection of fee apart from those that must pay online for (VoA) Visa on Arrival and not to individuals and are to pass through the international Airports but locals on border crossing from ECOWAS member states.
Babandede, who gave the directive  during his parade for the month of October, emphasised that the locals are ECOWAS citizens and have visa abolition exemption, hence not to be subjected to payments of any fee while crossing the border with valid travel documents and through recognized entry points whenever the borders are opened by government.               
” The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service Muhammad Babandede MFR has directed that Officers and men of the Service stay clear of any complicity related to harassment or looting in view of the current state of the nation as security operatives who are to protect the integrity of the profession and as the first line of contact in projecting the image of the nation not to be found wanting.                           The directive came during the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service parade for the month of October, he enjoins the officers to respect the Fundamental rights of law abiding citizens who travelling across the borders by ensuring no one extorts for any reason a traveller that has genuine reason and document with well meaning intention to travel, reiterating that border crossing is not subject to collection of fee apart from those that must pay online for (VoA) Visa on Arrival and not to individuals and are to pass through the international Airports but locals on border crossing from ECOWAS member states are ECOWAS citizens and have visa abolition exemption hence not to be subjected to payments of any fee while crossing the border with valid travel documents and through recognized entry points whenever the borders are opened by government .                    
The Service is in the fore front of Citizens diplomacy and will always ensure Nigerians are treated with dignity, respect and honour which the service extends to citizens of other countries.     
The service also will witness facelift by the alignment and harmonisation of ranks of its personnel due to the removal of dichotomy between HND and Degree holders, which the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service viewed as a relieve as an advocate of a skillful personnel against a certificated unskilled personnel, many of the officers on inspectorate cadre will wear a new rank commensurate to their grades and acrimonies and rancour associated with dichotomy will be a thing of the past”, the released stated.     

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