NIS SERVICOM Week ends with awards to deserving officers


The weeklong activities to mark the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) SERVICOM Week have ended in Abuja with a call by the Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede on officers to take responsibility for their individual and collective actions.

Babandede who made the call in a speech to mark the end of the week explained that the call became necessary as most times, every negative happening relating to NIS would always capture his portrait even though he was not the officer involved.

He added that as the Chief Executive of the NIS, he accepted responsibility warning that henceforth, he would be turning the table to the officers overseeing and the schedule officers so that they would take responsibility for their individual and collective actions.

The Comptroller General however appreciated the SERVICOM focal person for the NIS, ACI Larai Mohammed for being proactive, up and doing and very effective in following up with all the service windows for compliance and timely service delivery.

The National Coordinator SERVICOM, Mrs. Nnenna Akajemele rendered well deserved encomium on the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede for being a reform-minded public servant and Chief Executive who has shown interest in transforming the service and leading by example, a feat seen in the various infrastructural, administrative, operating systems and developments in the service.

The National Coordinator observed that the near zero complaints recorded locally and globally on NIS facilitations and Service deliveries was as a result of the zero tolerance he had for corruption, indolence and abuses related to official discharge of services by the officers.

The Nigeria Immigration Service SERVICOM Week that commenced with visitation to  NIS formations and service windows within the FCT and strategic Service outlets such as the Passport Data Processing Centre at the NIS Headquarters, FCT command of the service, Visa Counter unit, Migrant e-registration Centre NIS Headquarters, the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) NIS Headquarters, the Foreign Desk Office at NIS Headquarters,  NIS Documents and Facilities Production Centres at the NIS Headquarters.

The SERVICOM Week ended with an award given to the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede MFR, and other Schedule officers in the service.

The event rounded up with a virtual meeting with officers of the NIS at the Nigerian Missions and Consulate abroad, passport offices and special formations joining virtually where services are rendered to the public for their adoption, initiation and compliance with the spirit of service delivery and compliance to up the tempo for real time and cost effective services to the general public.

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