The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it has promoted 3,548 junior staff to enhance efficiency in the service.
Spokesman for the service, Mr. Sunday James, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
He quoted the Comptroller General of Immigration, Mr. Muhammad Babandede, as directing all the command offices nationwide to release the promotion list with immediate effect.
Babandede said that the promoted staff were from the rank of immigration assistants up to inspectors of immigration.
While congratulating the promoted personnel, the comptroller general said that they were promoted for their hard work, discipline and loyalty, which have been the bedrock for promotion to new ranks.
In another development, Babandede inaugurated the Forward Operations Base (FOB) at the Kwara state Command of NIS, to boost the command’s border patrol against illegal immigrants.
The base is equipped with modern communication gadgets to check activities of illegal immigrants into the country.
Babandede noted that the base at Okuta area of the state was the 13th of such base in the country and enjoined the operatives to justify the federal government’s support to the service in the purchase of operational vehicles, equipment and other e-border technological solutions for the service.