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Nigeria Immigration Service Promotes 1392 Personnel

Valentine Chinyem

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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced the promotion of 1392 personnel.

Acting NIS Spokesman, Amos Okpu said this in a statement on Tuesday, that the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) approved the promotion at its 62nd meeting.

He gave the breakdown of the promotion as follows:

Advancement of 37 assistant superintendent of immigration (2) CONPASS 08 to assistant superintendent immigration 1 CONPASS 09

Elevation of 400 HND holders from inspectors on CONPASS 07 to senior inspectors of immigration on CONPASS 08 effective 08/09/2016.

Lateral conversion of 209 officers from the inspectorate cadre to superintendent cadre across the ranks effective 01/01/2017.

Conversion/upgrading of 781 junior personnel to the rank of assistant superintendent of immigration (II) ASI2 effective 01/01/2017.

Conversion of 174 chief immigration assistants (CIA), holders of NCE and Ordinary National Diploma (OND) certificates to inspectors of immigration (II) effective 01/01/2018.

Speaking further, Okpu quoted Muhammad Babandede, Comptroller-General of Immigration, as urging the newly promoted officers to reciprocate government’s gesture through enhanced dedication to the service.