NIS honours 26 for outstanding performance, gallantry

Posted by News Express | 21 December 2016 | 1,846 times

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NIS Comptroller-General Muhammed Babandede

The Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammed Babandede, has given awards to four Immigration personnel for their outstanding gallantry in the ongoing Operation Lafiya Dole in the North-East, and 18 officers and men who have distinguished themselves in their various duties.

The event tagged ‘Service Award for Outstanding Performance for 2016’ took place on Monday at the frontage of the Shehu Shagari Complex, NIS Headquarters Abuja.

According to the CGI, “The officers being recognised passed through different stages of screening, after which they were considered deserving of the prestigious award”.

He called on the awardees to continue to do their best, while challenging the entire workforce to be faithful to the core values of the Service.

In attendance at the event were the Honourable Minister of interior, Lt. Gen. Abdurahaman Bello Dambazzau, Director/Secretary of the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB), Sunday Dan Ogu, the Comptroller-General of Prisons Service, Jafaru Ahmed, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Habila Joshak, Representative of Chief of Naval Staff, Cmdr. JD Jaja (Naval Provost Marshall), Deputy Corps Marshall, Wale Lawal and a host of other dignitaries.

In his remarks, the Honourable Minister of Interior Lt. Gen Danbazau, commended the CGI for enabling "this occasion where outstanding performance is being rewarded particularly for those four gallant personnel who put their lives on the line to ensure the safety of the UN officials’ convoy when they came under fire recently in the North-East. He assured that the Ministry would continue to motivate staff for optimal performance. He urged the NIS to remain steadfast in its critical role in the nation’s internal security matrix.

Highlights of the event include cultural performance from Abuja cultural troupe.

Source: News Express

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