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NIS: Four Officers Dismissed, 14 Demoted Over Corruption



The Nigeria Immigration Service has dismissed four personnel, while 14 others were demoted over misconduct.

This was confirmed on Tuesday by the Service spokesman, DCI Tony Akuneme.

Akuneme told newsmen that the peronnel had a fair trial by the Orderly Room Trial Committee of the Service before their sanctions were handed over to them.

The imagemaker said “the move was a part of efforts to rid the Service of bad eggs and in furtherance of the Federal Government’s fight against corruption.”

Furthermore, the statement explained that two other personnel were redeployed to other locations, 11 others issued warning letters and one, compulsorily retired from service.

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The Committee, according to the statement said 11 personnel were still awaiting trial and four other personnel were discharged and acquitted.

The spokesman assured the general public that there are no sacred cows in the NIS as all offenders shall be appropriately sanctioned without fear or favour.

The statement urged members of the public to be vigilant and support the Service to deliver more on its mandate.

The statement further advised the general public to contact the NIS for feedback, inquiries and complaints on any of its channels.

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