January 10, (THEWILL) – The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has dismissed four of its personnel and demoted 14 others for various offences.
In a statement issued by its Public Relations Officer, DCI Tony Akuneme, the Service said those affected appeared before an Orderly Room Trial Committee.
According to the statement, while four personnel were discharged and acquitted, two were redeployed to other locations.
It further disclosed that 11 personnel were issued warning letters, and one other compulsorily retired, while 11 personnel are still awaiting trial.
“As part of the 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 four personnel and demoted 14 for various offences for which they appeared before the Orderly Room Trial Committee of the Service.
“Four other personnel were discharged and acquitted, while two were redeployed to other locations. 11 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”, the statement read.