NIS to prosecute erring personnel over corruption
Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Martin Kure Abeshi has said the organisation will not hesitate to prosecute any of its personnel guilty of corrupt practices to jail.
The NIS Comptroller General stated this while addressing the personnel during his first parade at the Service headquarters in Abuja.
Abeshi who noted that the NIS had keyed into the present government’s zero tolerance for corruption, warned personnel to desist from all forms of extortion and other sharp practices in all official conducts.
“The NIS now has a new Immigration Act 2015. The Act provides for penalties to be meted to both applicants and officers who abuse the passport process.
“Anyone who does it would be charged to court and if found guilty, imprisoned,” he said.
The NIS Comptroller General also said the Service will henceforth; focus on the use of ICT tools to effectively man Nigeria’s porous borders.
“I have been in this system for almost 30 years now and the problem of border management and border control continue to persist, continue to give us a lot of problems. This is because of lack of facilities,” Abeshi said.