Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
New Immigration boss unfolds operational reforms

By News Express on 04/09/2015

Views: 3,091

The newly appointed Comptroller General of Immigration Service, Martins Kure Abeshi, has announced a series of operational reforms. He did this during an inaugural meeting with all heads of Commands and formations at the Service Headquarters Abuja on Wednesday.

Some of the reforms include deepening of Internal Control/Monitoring, Border Security and Patrol as well as robust engagement with critical stakeholders of the Service with the purpose of evolving a “Citizen Inclusive Immigration Service”.

The reform in Border security he stated would require a revitalisation and reinvigoration of the moribund Air Border Patrol Unit to its former enviable status as the premier Aerial Border Patrol Unit in Nigeria.

He affirmed that cases of sharp practices such as extortion, touting and general staff indiscipline would be frontally checked just as enormous attention would be paid to the welfare of officers and men. He promised to continue with the staff Multipurpose Co-operative Scheme of the Service which would dovetail into the incorporation of NIS Micro Finance Bank.

He further assured that the NIS under his leadership would intensify efforts at addressing the disturbing rate of human trafficking in the country. He thereafter directed all heads of formations to put machinery on ground in their various formations to stop the ignoble practice.

The CGI also informed them that the NIS in partnership with Messrs CONTEC (NIS technical partner on the CERPAC Green card project), would soon introduce the e-pass project under the Trusted Travellers Scheme (TTS). When the project takes off, all non ECOWAS visitors to Nigeria and who intend to  stay  in excess of 56 days would be required to register and pay a fee equivalent of $200 while those who over stay their visitors passes in excess of between 90-180 days would pay a penalty of an equivalent of $1000. Those who over stay in excess of 180 days would be required to pay a penalty of equivalent $2000.

The maiden briefing with the CGI was attended by five deputy comptrollers general, 29 assistant comptrollers general and 56 comptrollers.

•Photo shows CG, Abeshi.


Source News Express

Posted 04/09/2015 04:09:25 AM





You may also like...
Obiano wants Anambra in NDDC, moves for full...

Anambra CP warns officers against bribery, corruption

Buhari has failed: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Journalist escapes death by whiskers as assailants invade...

Abia enthrones 20 new monarchs

Bomb blast rocks Bauchi; 10 reported dead

Christians, South-East lose out in security and paramilitary...

Nigeria on the right path —Amosun

Col. Umar to sue MTN over fraudulent deductions,...

Court remands business woman for N25.9m fraud

NiMet predicts partly cloudy, sunny weather for Wednesday...

2015 Elections: A Time to Choose…2 (The Delta,...


Latest News Angry man destroys cars at Nigerian High Commission in London over passport Protest as land grabbers sack Ogun villages, install traditional ruler Woman who wanted $1m fake notes defrauded N700,000 Election Tribunal: Obi raises hope of victory •Says INEC must provide server used for polls China opens door to more Nigerians, promises to facilitate visa issuance 5 feared dead, several injured as hoodlums clash during Egungun festival in Ibadan Edo Assembly: Call Obaseki to order, members-elect tell Buhari We’ve broken monopoly of WAEC, says NECO Boss Imo Assembly to begin recovery of ‘stolen’ govt property Foreign Direct Investment into Nigeria has not dropped — CBN Brain disease kills 97 Indian children, ‘heat curfew’ imposed Gov. Abiodun inaugurates committee to review Amosun’s last-minute promotion of Obas


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (494,583 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (425,561 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (365,404 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (312,054 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (276,306 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (244,037 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (234,016 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (215,909 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (212,858 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (204,495 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (184,561 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (183,888 views)


NNPC Financial reports February 2019

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (93) Business & Economy (4,312) Business Verdict (73) Columnists (1,051) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (209) Entertainment (623) Features (761) Global Business Monitor (379) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,598) Interview (184) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (162) Maggie's Blog (302) News (47,456) Opinion (1,260) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,032) Religion (1,023) Sports (2,044) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update






APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera