The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Kemi Nanna Nandap, has approved the appointment of DCI Kenneth Tyoapine Udo, a Deputy Comptroller of Immigration (DCI), as the new Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO).

DCI Kenneth Tyoapine Udo, NIS new PRO


He succeeds Comptroller Adedotun Aridegbe who has since been promoted to the rank of Comptroller of Immigration Service and presently serves as the Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to the CGI.

In a press statement e-signed and released to the newsmen by ACI Kenneth Kure of the
Public Relations Unit, NIS HQ. Abuja on Wednesday, 20th March, 2024 added that DCI Kenneth Udo is ‘A native of Konshisha LGA in Benue State. DCI Udo holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from the University of Abuja.

His professional development includes completion of various courses within and outside the country, including the 30th Superintendent Basic Course at the Immigration Training School in Kano.
The Roundtable on Sudan Crises and regional security by the National Defence College, Return Counseling toolkit training, promoting migration protection and Decision Making, organized by IOM, UN Migration and European Union among others.’

‘With a wealth of experience in Migration Management, DCI Udo has served in diverse capacities throughout his career in the NIS. Notably, he served as a personal aide to the Honourable Minister of Interior from 1999 to 2005 and personal aide to the Comptroller General of Immigration from 2007 to 2010.
He was also at different times, a Personal Assistant to several high-ranking officials within the NIS. His service extends beyond national borders, having served as Immigration Attaché in Washington DC, USA from 2017 to 2021, and later as the Dean of Discipline at the Immigration Training School in Ahoada, Rivers State from 2021 to 2022.’

According  to the statement, ‘Until his recent appointment, Kenneth Udo held the position of 2 i/c Migration Management at the Service Headquarters in Abuja.

He was the focal officer, National Human Rights Commission, as well as the focal officer, Return, Readmission and Reintegration Committee. Poised to represent the Service with professionalism and dedication, DCI Kenneth Udo has assumed duty at the NIS headquarters as the Public Relations Officer.’


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