NIS: Aregbesola commissions Enugu State Command office complex, charges officials on maintenance culture


The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has inaugurated a newly reconstructed office complex on Enugu-Abakaliki Road, Emene for the Enugu State Command of the Service.

Speaking at the event, the Minister who represented the President and Commander-in-Chief, Muhammadu Buhari, described the Complex as one of the massive edifices of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).

He noted that the commissioning of the Complex was part of government’s commitment to providing conducive workplace environment for the workforce in order to ensure enhanced productivity.

The Minister noted that the best of machines and computer systems in a very poor work environment will not add any meaningful value to workers’ productivity while stressing that “the minimum facility that can be provided for a man who bears arms is not only safety but a workplace environment where his best performance can be easily harnessed.”

He charged officers and men of the command to emplace high maintenance culture, serene work environment and transparent service delivery to ensure that people who come to the Complex for any service get treated decently. He thanked the government and good people of  Enugu  State  especially  some  illustrious  individuals  in  the  State  who  assisted  in  the reconstruction of the Building.

Speaking earlier, the Comptroller General of Immigration (CGI), Muhammad Babandede stated  that  upon  assumption  of  office  as  Comptroller  General,  he promised  to  build  and  commission  at  least  two  new  command  office buildings yearly.

The commissioning of the Enugu Command Complex brings the total number of command Complexes  already  built  and  delivered  to  eleven  (11)  in  fulfillment  of  the  promise.  He advised officers and men of the command to make good use of the building adding that the Service is retooling all its processes and procedures for enhanced service delivery. He thanked the Governor and the people of the State for their support during the reconstruction works on the edifice.

In his remarks, the State Governor, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi represented by the Deputy Governor, Hon. Cecilia Ezeilo appreciated the Minister of Interior for coming to commission the Complex describing the gesture as a demonstration of strong commitment and leadership of the Buhari-led administration. She expressed her government’s appreciation to the reform efforts of the Comptroller General of Immigration stressing that the Service has continued to discharge its duties in the State beautifully.

It would be recalled  that  the  Enugu  State  Command  Building  was  earlier  slated  for commissioning  on  the  24th  October, 2020  but  got  torched  by  arsonists  on  22nd  October,  2020 during the #ENDSARS protest.

Dignitaries at the occasion include representative of the State Traditional Council led by His Royal Majesty, Igwe (Barrister) Julius Nnaji, the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Rt. Rev. Valentine Callistus Onaga, the State Director of State Services, Corps Commander FRSC, Enugu Sector Command, Joseph Udoaba, State Commissioner of Police represented by DCP Garba Ahmed, the Army Garrison Commander in the State, Brig. Gen. Chris Ataki, the Sariki Hausa in Enugu,  Abubakar Yusuf Sambo and representatives of other military and security agencies.

Photo: Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

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