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Four Personnel Discharged, 14 Demoted Over Corruption Says Nigerian Immigration Service

The Nigeria Immigration Service has on Tuesday January 10th,  dismissed four personnel, demoted 14 others and punished 18 more over corruption charges.

This was revealed in a statement by the NIS spokesperson, DCI Tony Akuneme, on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to Akuneme, the discipline was part of the efforts of the service to fight against corruption, adding that the said personnel faced the Orderly Room Trial Committee of the NIS.

It read, “As part of efforts to rid the service of bad eggs and in furtherance of the Federal Government’s fight against corruption, the Nigeria Immigration Service has dismissed 4 personnel and demoted 14 for various offences for which they appeared before the Orderly Room Trial Committee of the Service.

“Eleven were issued warning letters and one was compulsorily retired. According to the Committee, 11 personnel are still awaiting trial.

“The CGI is assuring the general public that there are no sacred cows in the NIS as all offenders shall be appropriately sanctioned.

“He is also urging members of the public to be vigilant and support the service to deliver more on its mandate by contacting us for feedback, inquiries and complaints on any of these channels: (a) phone: +2348033074681; +2348021819988 (b) twitter: @nigimmigration (c) email: nis.pro@immigration.gov.ng.”

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