NIS MMA Command to punish any officer caught for extortion

Kemi Nandap, Comptroller NIS, MMA Command

The Comptroller, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) Command, Lagos, Mrs. Kemi Nandap, says, any officer caught swindling air travellers or attempting to put the name of the service in disrepute will be dealt with accordingly.

She stated this during the induction training programme organised for newly deployed officers to the Command.

In a statement by the Public Relations Officer NIS, MMA, Louisa Amadiokoro says, the comptroller reiterated the resolve to implement the roadmap of the Ag. Comptroller General, NIS, Isah Jere, in fighting corruption in the system, adding that, the training was in line with his vision of manpower training.

Mrs. Nandap explains that, the essence of the training is to ensure that the officers are well-equipped for the job ahead, stressing that the Command being the first port of contact for international travellers coming into Nigeria, requires committed, hardworking and refined officers to positively represent the image of the country.

“The officers are presently undergoing an intensive training programme, which is aimed at re-orientating them and ensuring that they are adequately prepared for the task ahead”.

“Upon the completion of the training, the officers are expected to go round on attachment at different wings and other sections like the Visa on Arrival, Statistics, Human Resources, Quits Aviation and other key areas of the airport. After all these, the officers will be assessed based on their performance. If the Command is not satisfied with any of them, such an officer would be sent back for retraining.”

The Service Headquarters had recently redeployed over 30 officers to MMA Command following the commissioning of the new international terminal at the airport.

Some of the officers would be deployed to the new terminal, which was inaugurated on the 22nd of March, 2022 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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