Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr. Muhammad Babandede, has admonished officers of the agency to focus on national interest while in service.
This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja and made available to newsmen by the Public Relations Officer of the NIS, Deputy Comptroller James Sunday, on Tuesday.
The comment of the CGI, according to James, was made at the valedictory session held in honour of the retiring Deputy Comptroller General (DCG) Nurudeen Graham and Assistant Comptroller General (ACG) Tamprika Virginia Oyedeji.
The CGI admonished NIS personnel to avoid detractions and work together as a team by being focused, committed, selfless and sincere comrades.
He appreciated all the DCGs and the ACGs overseeing various directorates in the agency.
He noted they have all worked hard under his leadership to develop the service.
Babandede therefore charged the senior officers to be more committed to national course and shun mundane matters that could stand as clog in the wheel of progress.
He expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing him as the 16th Comptroller General of the NIS which gave him the platform to achieve “laudable feats and successes through the officers and men of the Service.”.
“To whom much is given much is expected to make the nation safe and most preferred destination’ for business and investment, and also the rallying point for all the services offered to the public by the NIS” Babandede admonished.