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NIS Cautions Officers Against Illegal Acts

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Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has warned its personnel against involvement in Illegal acts, saying that any officer caught would be thoroughly dealt with.

The Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede who gave the warning in Abuja yesterday while decorating 21 newly promoted Assistant Comptrollers’ General also warned that people using lost passport at the borders will be prosecuted when caught.

Babandede charged the newly promoted officers to be more honest in their duties stressing that the Service has become more vigilant in terms of people who cross our borders using illegal means.

While disclosing that the Service has prosecuted one of its officers for giving an affidavit form to someone who claimed to have lost his passport, he warned officers on the issue of travel documents, saying that any officer caught giving an affidavit will also go to court with the receiver.

The NIS boss also lamented the acts of some politicians and others who think they can pass through borders without passing through immigration officers, saying it is an offence under the act.

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