NIS Promotes 318 Officers, retires others ….Promoted Officers charged to justify their elevation.Adunni Adetola
Newly elevated officers and men of the Zone ‘A’ command of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Ikeja, Lagos state have been charged to double their productivity to justice the confidence the Service reposed in them by their promotions.
ACG. K.A. Sodiq who is in charge of the zone made the charge at a colourful ceremony to decorate the newly promoted officers on Tuesday, 6 June in Ikeja also encouraged the retired colleagues who had attained the mandatory year for retirement to ensure they remain active in their private lives and embrace the new phase in their lives.
In his opening remark, ACG. Sodiq maintained that the ministry of Interior, the CDCFID and NIS management believe in improving the welfare of Immigration Officers and men by recognizing their potentials and rewarding them by promoting those eligible when due.
He stated that as a strategic paramilitary agency saddled with the responsibility of migration management and maintaining the nation’s internal security, the need for a motivated work force cannot be overemphasized.
He disclosed that officers within the Immigration Assistant, Inspectorate, Superintendent and Comptroller cadres sat for the 2022/2023 promotion examination in the zone.
His words, “Today, I’m delighted to inform you that a total of 318 officers were promoted and 15 other ranks were upgraded on merit by seniority.
“This comprises 57 Inspectors upgraded to Assistant Superintendent 11, 45 Assistant Superintendent 1 promoted to Deputy Superintendent, 46 Deputy Superintendents promoted to Superintendent, 56 Superintendent promoted to Chief Superintendent, 42 Assistant Comptroller promoted to Deputy Comptroller inclusive of the officers being decorated with their new ranks today.
ACG. A.K Sodiq, NIS, Zone ‘A’ command, Ikeja, Lagos.
“The ministry of Interior, the CDCFID and NIS management believe in improving the welfare of Immigration officers and men by recognizing their potentials and rewarding them by promoting those eligible when due. It is therefore, essential to motivate our personnel because NIS remains a strategic paramilitary agency saddled with the responsibility of migration management and maintaining the nation’s internal security through a motivated work force.
Senior officers of NIS at the ceremony.
“Moreso, the rapidly changing dynamics of migration and the need to encourage foreign direct investment into the nation’s economy by a foreigner requires a motivated Immigration officer with the requisite professional knowledge, experience and competency to effectively provide leadership directed at managing such dynamism.
“The acting CGI therefore, holds the firm conviction that all of you, the newly promoted senior officers sited here will deploy your wealth of experience to fit into your new schedule.
To whom much is given, much is expected. To this end, some of you shall be deployed to critical duty post where your strength of character and professionalism shall be optimally tested.
“Therefore, you must demonstrate sound professional judgment in all your decisions as you are responsible for your actions and inactions. I trust you that you will not fail the service and the nation in the new responsibility that your new rank shall impose on you.
“Interestingly, another set of promotion is expected later in the year as notice to this effect has been circulated. And under the guidance of the governing board, the Service shall continue to ensure that appropriate processes are implemented to identify and promptly elevate deserving officer with an unblemished service record for promotion.”
While praying that the newly promoted officers would sustain and continually exhibit those professional virtues that led them to their new positions in their professional journey, he urged their retired colleagues to ensure they remain active and embrace the new phase of life.
ACG Sodiq presented a gift item to one of the retired officers.
ACG Sodiq presented a plaque to one of the retired officers.
ACG Sadiq presented the gift Items to two Corps members.
Newly Promoted Officers in Zone ‘A’ Headquarters 2022.
ROTIBI TEMITOPE S.
MUSTAPHA SHAMSIDEEN O.
ADEBULEHIN RONKE F.
SHIELU ASKARI F.
ABOKEDE OLUSEGUN O
CHUKWUEDO GLADYS .
EKE NGOZI CORDELIA
OWOYEMI OLADIPO A.
ADEBAYO BABATUNDE Z.
AIDEYAN JOSEPH O.
OMAR SALIHU S.
OKWENCHIME CHARLES U.
UBAKA KENETH A.
IWELU CHUKWUKA H
DANIEL HELEN ENE
NWAJU EUCHARIA C.
ILOH ONYEBUCHI F.
BUSIRIYU KAYODE K.
OGBOLE JOHNSON A.
OCHEJA FELICIA E.
OKOISAMA CHIEDU M.
SANI MUHAMMED A.
ADAMU SULEMAN M.
ADEOSUN RASHEED O.
OKOSUN DANIEL I.
OGUNLEYE- IRIOJE B.
OPARA CHINEZIE C.
DURU PERPETUA A.
OLUJIDE OLUWATOSIN E.
SABO KABIRU WANKE.
LAGOS STATE COMMAND
ONSACHI S. YAKUBU
KALU UDO OKALA
SM HALILU ACI
K SAKUWAMA ACI
MN ABDULLIAHI ACI
AA BADEWOLE ACI
M NADANI ACI
OKORAFOR UGOCHUKWU CLETUS
MAGAGI MUHAMMED SANI
SALAMI NURUDEEN GBADE
NWAFIA NGOZI BRIDGET
AMECHI JOHN EMEKA
OJOFEITIMI MAKANJUOLA OLALEKAN
JAMES GODWIN EDET
IFUM IMEH AKANINYENE
ANYANWU CHRISTOPHER IKE
BABAJIDE BABATUNDE ALBERT
LEO MOSES MU’AZU
TUKUR AHMED JADA
NA’ASON AWIKA KWARAU
MAIGARI PIUS BENEDICT
ADAMU SUNDAY UKEME
DAVID EMMANUEL NANTOK
DURU EMEKA MARTIN
JUMBO TAMUNOCGONI JYOTI
OMAR SALIHU SHEHU
EZEAKOR ANTHONY OSITA
Presentation of the newly promoted officers and Decoration.
DCI Chukwuedo Gladys was decorated by a retired senior officer.
ACG Sodiq decorated the newly promoted officer, ACI Sunday Soyombo.
Comptroller Adesokan decorated one of the newly promoted officers.
In his remark, the Assistant Corps Marshal, zonal commanding officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, Gilbert Igbokwe, charged the newly promoted officers to redouble their efforts to justify their promotions by the Service, adding that to whom much is given, much is expected from him. He urged the retired officers to enjoy their retirement.
In his goodwill message, the zonal controller, Federal Fire Service, Zone ‘F’ South west, ACGF Chika Eugene Njoku also encouraged the newly promoted officers to discharge their new responsibilities with more professionalism, adding that promotion is a call for more responsibility.
Responding on behalf of the newly
promoted officers, DCI. S.T. Rotibi, expressed profound gratitude to the Service for their promotion and promised that they would not fail the service and the nation.
Some important guests present at send forth and Decoration ceremony were,
ACM Gilbert I Igbokwe,Fdc, Zonal Commanding Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, Zn 2 Hdq.
ACG/ Zonal Coordinator, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. Represented by DCI Amobi.
ACG Chika Eugene Njoku
Federal Fire Service.
ACG Victor Benson
Zonal Coordinator, Nigerian Correctional Service. Represented by, Frank Okonkwo (CC HRM)
Controller of Corrections
Assistant Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, Comptroller Nwankwo ( Enforcement)
Assistant Inspector- General of Police, Zn 2, Represented by DCP Umar Yusuf Shelleng Pcs+.
ACE II Micheal T Wetkas, Zonal Head, Economic and Financial Crimes Crimes Commission (EFCC). Ably represented by ACI Emeka Okonjo.
HH Hadison,psc+fwc. The Commandant, Nigeria Customs Training School.
Chief Fagbemi Tunde. The NARIO President.
Barrister Ayo Odugbesan
Mrs Nike Yomi-Faseun. The Associate Director, KPMG Professional Services.
The Managing Director, Ernst & Young (EY).