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COVID-19: Immigration boss urges officers to be discreet, humane

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The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede, has enjoined all the officers and men of the service to be more discreet, firm, fair, humane and conscious of the state of the nation. 

Babandede made the call in a statemen on Saturday in Abuja by the Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO) Mr Sunday James. 

 

The Comptroller General said that the officers

 were the first line of action when it comes to the control and management of human mobility. 

He said that dealing with human beings may not be easy at this time, urging the officers and men to exercise restrain in the discharge of their duties. 

“This is an extra-ordinary time in the history of the world.

NIS is the first agency to have contact with international travelers and the citizens when leaving or coming into the country at any of the entry or exit points.

“Our role is very significant and strategic to the success of curbing human mobility and the fight against the spread of Coronavirus.

“Officers and men should exhibit high level of emotional intelligence and be discreet as they go about this national assignment at the land, air and sea border frontiers and interior of the country, ” he said.

Babandede also advised the officers and men to be highly professional and receptive, while adhering strictly to the Federal Government directives on restriction of international flights and closure of land Borders within the stipulated period.

He, however, said that the service would continue to do its best by serving the public in the best way possible.

Edited By: Kamal Tayo Oropo/Felix Ajide
(NAN)

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