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  •  The Nigerian Correctional Service NCoS has dismissed reports that fleeing inmates from the Medium Security Custodial Centre Kuje during the attack stole money local and foreign currencies belonging to their fellow inmates The Service Public Relations Officer SPRO Mr Abubakar Umar confirmed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja Some media reports had alleged that personnel at the Kuje Custodial Centre could not account for the sums of N82 million and 36 000 cash belonging to inmates The News Agency of Nigeria reports that scores of terrorists had on July 5 launched a daring attack on the facility bombing their way in They freed 879 inmates among whom were at least 64 who terror related charges are on their necks Umar however explained that its personnel did not keep such huge sums within custodial facilities He said that the clarification became imperative against the misleading narrative the unfounded information had generated and the diversion of attention from addressing the challenges at stake According to him all Inmates cash deposited in the custody of the authorities of the custodial centre was intact and safe There is an existing instruction from the Controller General NCoS Mr Haliru Nababa that all officers superintending custodial centres must not keep huge sums in the facility he said Umar reported Nababa as sparing no effort or resources in hunting down all the escapees He added that it was heart warming that the integrated strategies were yielding favourable results Nababa expressed appreciation to security agencies and patriotic Nigerians whose collaboration was facilitating the recovery He assured the public of his irrevocable commitment to bringing back all escapees to answer for their crimes The NCoS boss appealed to citizens to assist in achieving the task by visiting the NCoS website https gov for the pictures of the escapees and alert the nearest security agency on suspicion or seeing any of them NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kuje Jailbreak: Inmates` money not stolen- Official 
     The Nigerian Correctional Service NCoS has dismissed reports that fleeing inmates from the Medium Security Custodial Centre Kuje during the attack stole money local and foreign currencies belonging to their fellow inmates The Service Public Relations Officer SPRO Mr Abubakar Umar confirmed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja Some media reports had alleged that personnel at the Kuje Custodial Centre could not account for the sums of N82 million and 36 000 cash belonging to inmates The News Agency of Nigeria reports that scores of terrorists had on July 5 launched a daring attack on the facility bombing their way in They freed 879 inmates among whom were at least 64 who terror related charges are on their necks Umar however explained that its personnel did not keep such huge sums within custodial facilities He said that the clarification became imperative against the misleading narrative the unfounded information had generated and the diversion of attention from addressing the challenges at stake According to him all Inmates cash deposited in the custody of the authorities of the custodial centre was intact and safe There is an existing instruction from the Controller General NCoS Mr Haliru Nababa that all officers superintending custodial centres must not keep huge sums in the facility he said Umar reported Nababa as sparing no effort or resources in hunting down all the escapees He added that it was heart warming that the integrated strategies were yielding favourable results Nababa expressed appreciation to security agencies and patriotic Nigerians whose collaboration was facilitating the recovery He assured the public of his irrevocable commitment to bringing back all escapees to answer for their crimes The NCoS boss appealed to citizens to assist in achieving the task by visiting the NCoS website https gov for the pictures of the escapees and alert the nearest security agency on suspicion or seeing any of them NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kuje Jailbreak: Inmates` money not stolen- Official 
    Defence/Security3 months ago

    Kuje Jailbreak: Inmates` money not stolen- Official 

    The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has dismissed reports that  fleeing inmates from the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje, during the attack, stole money (local and foreign currencies) belonging to their fellow inmates

     

    The Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Mr Abubakar Umar confirmed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

     

    Some media  reports had alleged that personnel at the Kuje Custodial Centre could not account for the sums of N82 million and $36,000 cash belonging to inmates.

     

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that scores of terrorists had on July 5, launched a daring attack on the facility, bombing their way in.

     

    They freed 879 inmates, among whom were at least 64 who terror-related charges are on their necks.

     

    Umar however, explained that its personnel did not keep such huge sums within custodial facilities.

     

    He said that the clarification became imperative against the misleading narrative the unfounded information had generated and the diversion of attention from addressing the challenges at stake.

     

    According to him, all Inmates’ cash deposited in the custody of the authorities of the custodial centre was intact and safe.

     

    “There is an existing instruction from the Controller General , NCoS, Mr Haliru Nababa that all officers superintending custodial centres must not keep huge sums in the facility,” he said.

     

    Umar reported Nababa as sparing no effort or resources in hunting down all the escapees.

     

    He  added that it was heart-warming that the integrated strategies were yielding favourable results.

     

    Nababa expressed appreciation to security agencies and patriotic Nigerians whose collaboration was facilitating the recovery.

     

    He assured the public of his irrevocable commitment to bringing back all escapees to answer for their crimes.

     

    The NCoS boss  appealed to  citizens to assist in achieving the task by visiting the NCoS website https:.gov. for the pictures of the escapees and alert the nearest security agency on suspicion or seeing any of them.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Gunmen attacked the Nigerian Correctional Service NCoS Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre Abuja with explosives on Tuesday The Service Public Relations Officer SPRO Mr Abubakar Umar confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja Umar said that some yet to be identified gunmen attacked the Medium Security Custodial Centre Kuje in the Federal Capital Territory about 10pm However men of the Armed Squad of the NCoS and other security agencies attached to the Custodial centre have responded Calm has been restored to the facility and the situation is under control Details will be made available soon he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gunmen attack Kuje Custodial Centre in Abuja
     Gunmen attacked the Nigerian Correctional Service NCoS Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre Abuja with explosives on Tuesday The Service Public Relations Officer SPRO Mr Abubakar Umar confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja Umar said that some yet to be identified gunmen attacked the Medium Security Custodial Centre Kuje in the Federal Capital Territory about 10pm However men of the Armed Squad of the NCoS and other security agencies attached to the Custodial centre have responded Calm has been restored to the facility and the situation is under control Details will be made available soon he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gunmen attack Kuje Custodial Centre in Abuja
    Defence/Security3 months ago

    Gunmen attack Kuje Custodial Centre in Abuja

    Gunmen attacked the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre, Abuja with explosives on Tuesday.The Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Mr Abubakar Umar, confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.Umar said that some yet to be identified gunmen attacked the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje in the Federal Capital Territory about 10pm.“However, men of the Armed Squad of the NCoS and other security agencies attached to the Custodial centre have responded.“Calm has been restored to the facility and the situation is under control. Details will be made available soon, ” he said.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Controller General Nigerian Correctional Service NCoS Mr Haliru Nababa has commended the 25 inmates that graduated from the National Open University of Nigeria NOUN The inmates participated in the 11th convocation of the University on March 26 following the successful completion of their degree courses while in incarceration This is contained in a statement by the Service Public Relations Officer SPRO Mr Francis Enobore on Monday in Abuja Nababa said that the feat was significant in the life of the inmates who were also provided opportunities to learn various skills in prison He stated that his administration places a high premium on combining comprehensive education and vocational skills acquisition for inmates This he said was in recognition of the fact that ex convicts by their social status often face stigmatization which makes it difficult to get jobs when released from custody To aid reintegration and socio economic inclusiveness for ex offenders therefore emphasis is given to vocational trades as back up to formal education Nababa said The CG extolled the commitment of officers and men of the Service for their relentless effort in assisting inmates to discover their potential and apply their talent and energy on resourceful ventures He said that this worthy cause was what the NCoS Act 2019 represents and would be pursued with vigor He said that to maintain the policy direction staff welfare would continue to be given the required attention within available resources Nababa however cautioned the staff to work within the ambit of the set rules of engagement with inmates and resist the temptation to be used to compromise discipline and good order in the Service He advised officers to shun acts that were inimical to the health and sanctity of the Correctional Service even as he vowed to leave no stone unturned in flushing out bad eggs from the system He added that between February 2021 to date a total 167 staff have been sanctioned with either dismissals and reduction in rank for various offences ranging from trafficking in prohibited items to absenteeism Correctional Service as the name implies is established to de radicalise the maladjusted hence it is required of officers to possess a level of moral rectitude to do the job Nababa said The NCoS boss therefore charged the officers to continue to apply themselves to progressive activities and engagements that would enhance the service in line with the NCoS Act NAN
    25 NOUN graduates receive NCoS commendation
     The Controller General Nigerian Correctional Service NCoS Mr Haliru Nababa has commended the 25 inmates that graduated from the National Open University of Nigeria NOUN The inmates participated in the 11th convocation of the University on March 26 following the successful completion of their degree courses while in incarceration This is contained in a statement by the Service Public Relations Officer SPRO Mr Francis Enobore on Monday in Abuja Nababa said that the feat was significant in the life of the inmates who were also provided opportunities to learn various skills in prison He stated that his administration places a high premium on combining comprehensive education and vocational skills acquisition for inmates This he said was in recognition of the fact that ex convicts by their social status often face stigmatization which makes it difficult to get jobs when released from custody To aid reintegration and socio economic inclusiveness for ex offenders therefore emphasis is given to vocational trades as back up to formal education Nababa said The CG extolled the commitment of officers and men of the Service for their relentless effort in assisting inmates to discover their potential and apply their talent and energy on resourceful ventures He said that this worthy cause was what the NCoS Act 2019 represents and would be pursued with vigor He said that to maintain the policy direction staff welfare would continue to be given the required attention within available resources Nababa however cautioned the staff to work within the ambit of the set rules of engagement with inmates and resist the temptation to be used to compromise discipline and good order in the Service He advised officers to shun acts that were inimical to the health and sanctity of the Correctional Service even as he vowed to leave no stone unturned in flushing out bad eggs from the system He added that between February 2021 to date a total 167 staff have been sanctioned with either dismissals and reduction in rank for various offences ranging from trafficking in prohibited items to absenteeism Correctional Service as the name implies is established to de radicalise the maladjusted hence it is required of officers to possess a level of moral rectitude to do the job Nababa said The NCoS boss therefore charged the officers to continue to apply themselves to progressive activities and engagements that would enhance the service in line with the NCoS Act NAN
    25 NOUN graduates receive NCoS commendation
    General news6 months ago

    25 NOUN graduates receive NCoS commendation

    The Controller-General, Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Mr. Haliru Nababa, has commended the 25 inmates that graduated from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).The inmates participated in the 11th convocation of the University on March 26, following the successful completion of their degree courses while in incarceration.This is contained in a statement by the Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO) Mr. Francis Enobore, on Monday in Abuja.Nababa said that the feat was significant in the life of the inmates, who were also provided opportunities to learn various skills in prison.He stated that his administration places a high premium on combining comprehensive education and vocational skills acquisition for inmates.This, he said, was in recognition of the fact that ex-convicts, by their social status, often face stigmatization which makes it difficult to get jobs when released from custody.“To aid reintegration and socio-economic inclusiveness for ex-offenders therefore, emphasis is given to vocational trades as back-up to formal education, ” Nababa said.The CG extolled the commitment of officers and men of the Service for their relentless effort in assisting inmates to discover their potential and apply their talent and energy on resourceful ventures.He said that this worthy cause was what the NCoS Act, 2019 represents and would be pursued with vigor. He said that to maintain the policy direction, staff welfare would continue to be given the required attention within available resources.Nababa, however, cautioned the staff to work within the ambit of the set rules of engagement with inmates and resist the temptation to be used to compromise discipline and good order in the Service.He advised officers to shun acts that were inimical to the health and sanctity of the Correctional Service even as he vowed to leave no stone unturned in flushing out bad eggs from the system.He added that between February 2021 to date, a total 167 staff have been sanctioned with either dismissals and reduction in rank for various offences ranging from trafficking in prohibited items to absenteeism.“Correctional Service, as the name implies, is established to de-radicalise the maladjusted, hence, it is required of officers to possess a level of moral rectitude to do the job, ” Nababa said.The NCoS boss, therefore, charged the officers to continue to apply themselves to progressive activities and engagements that would enhance the service in line with the NCoS Act. (NAN)

  •  The Nigerian Correctional Service has set up a special security team to strengthen the security around Custodial centers across the country This is contained in a statement issued by the Service Public Relations Officer SPRO Mr Francis Enobore on Sunday in Abuja The Controller General NCOs Mr Haliru Nababa made this known after a meeting with the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC Mr Abubakar Audi and the Acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service NIS Mr Idris Jere Nababa said that the meeting was centered on strengthening intelligence gathering and sharing of same among security operatives to nip attacks in the bud He recalled that the Minister of Interior Mr Rauf Aregbesola had on Dec 9 during the ministerial retreat held in Ilorin Kwara directed security agencies under the Ministry of Interior to work together as a family in the area of intelligence gathering sharing and physical confrontation with jail attackers He described the perpetrators as common enemies whose main agenda was to challenge the authority and test the might of the Federal government therefore must not be allowed to live to tell their story He said that the synergy would also include immediate inauguration of a Joint Taskforce of armed personnel comprising the three arm bearing agencies under the Ministry of Interior He also said that the task force was expected to combine with the officers and men of the Nigerian Armed forces and the Nigeria Police Force that were already deployed to support corrections armed squad in guarding custodial centres Responding Audi lauded the initiative and promised to task all State Commandants of his Service to gear up for the onerous task Audi said that this would include protecting custodial centres that were now designated as critical national infrastructure being the last agency in the actualisation of criminal justice dispensation in Nigeria He also called for regular meetings and more investment in intelligence gathering that would help forestall armed invasion of facilities and other criminal activities in the future Also contributing Jere noted that the NIS was poised to activate the data of escapees in all the entry and exit points that were manned by his personnel in other to strengthen the recapture process already initiated Jere commended the CGC for vigorously pursuing the deployment of technology which sooner than later would replace the present operational system and among other things make escapes jail attacks difficult nbsp He further stressed the importance of organising a common front to challenge the misguided activities of armed criminals and expressed confidence that they would be conquered in no distant time In a related development the Controller General on Thursday 16 visited the Director General National Identity Management Commission NIMC Mr Aliyu Abubakar to finalise the process of red flagging fleeing inmates Nababa said that it would be through the harmonisation and sharing of inmates data already captured by NIMC in an online transactions The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that Custodial Centres in Nigeria have since October 2020 witnessed six attacks in different parts of the country
    Jailbreak: NCoS sets up special security team for custodial facilities
     The Nigerian Correctional Service has set up a special security team to strengthen the security around Custodial centers across the country This is contained in a statement issued by the Service Public Relations Officer SPRO Mr Francis Enobore on Sunday in Abuja The Controller General NCOs Mr Haliru Nababa made this known after a meeting with the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC Mr Abubakar Audi and the Acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service NIS Mr Idris Jere Nababa said that the meeting was centered on strengthening intelligence gathering and sharing of same among security operatives to nip attacks in the bud He recalled that the Minister of Interior Mr Rauf Aregbesola had on Dec 9 during the ministerial retreat held in Ilorin Kwara directed security agencies under the Ministry of Interior to work together as a family in the area of intelligence gathering sharing and physical confrontation with jail attackers He described the perpetrators as common enemies whose main agenda was to challenge the authority and test the might of the Federal government therefore must not be allowed to live to tell their story He said that the synergy would also include immediate inauguration of a Joint Taskforce of armed personnel comprising the three arm bearing agencies under the Ministry of Interior He also said that the task force was expected to combine with the officers and men of the Nigerian Armed forces and the Nigeria Police Force that were already deployed to support corrections armed squad in guarding custodial centres Responding Audi lauded the initiative and promised to task all State Commandants of his Service to gear up for the onerous task Audi said that this would include protecting custodial centres that were now designated as critical national infrastructure being the last agency in the actualisation of criminal justice dispensation in Nigeria He also called for regular meetings and more investment in intelligence gathering that would help forestall armed invasion of facilities and other criminal activities in the future Also contributing Jere noted that the NIS was poised to activate the data of escapees in all the entry and exit points that were manned by his personnel in other to strengthen the recapture process already initiated Jere commended the CGC for vigorously pursuing the deployment of technology which sooner than later would replace the present operational system and among other things make escapes jail attacks difficult nbsp He further stressed the importance of organising a common front to challenge the misguided activities of armed criminals and expressed confidence that they would be conquered in no distant time In a related development the Controller General on Thursday 16 visited the Director General National Identity Management Commission NIMC Mr Aliyu Abubakar to finalise the process of red flagging fleeing inmates Nababa said that it would be through the harmonisation and sharing of inmates data already captured by NIMC in an online transactions The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that Custodial Centres in Nigeria have since October 2020 witnessed six attacks in different parts of the country
    Jailbreak: NCoS sets up special security team for custodial facilities
    General news10 months ago

    Jailbreak: NCoS sets up special security team for custodial facilities

    The Nigerian Correctional Service has set up a special security team to strengthen the security around Custodial centers across the country.This is contained in a statement issued by the Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO) Mr. Francis Enobore on Sunday in Abuja.The Controller General, NCOs, Mr Haliru Nababa made this known after a meeting with the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr. Abubakar Audi, and the Acting Comptroller General, of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Idris Jere.Nababa said that the meeting was centered on strengthening intelligence gathering and sharing of same among security operatives to nip attacks in the bud.He recalled that the Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola had on Dec. 9 during the ministerial retreat held in Ilorin, Kwara, directed security agencies under the Ministry of Interior to work together as a family in the area of intelligence gathering, sharing and physical confrontation with jail attackers.He described the perpetrators as common enemies whose main agenda was to challenge the authority and test the might of the Federal government therefore, must not be allowed to live to tell their story He said that the synergy would also include immediate inauguration of a Joint Taskforce of armed personnel comprising the three arm bearing agencies under the Ministry of Interior.He also said that the task force was expected to combine with the officers and men of the Nigerian Armed forces and the Nigeria Police Force that were already deployed to support corrections armed squad in guarding custodial centres. Responding, Audi, lauded the initiative and promised to task all State Commandants of his Service to gear up for the onerous task.Audi said that this would include protecting custodial centres that were now designated as critical national infrastructure being the last agency in the actualisation of criminal justice dispensation in Nigeria. He also called for regular meetings and more investment in intelligence gathering that would help forestall armed invasion of facilities and other criminal activities in the future.Also contributing, Jere, noted that the NIS was poised to activate the data of escapees in all the entry and exit points that were manned by his personnel in other to strengthen the recapture process already initiated.Jere commended the CGC for vigorously pursuing the deployment of technology which, sooner than later, would replace the present operational system and among other things, make escapes/jail attacks difficult. He further stressed the importance of organising a common front to challenge the misguided activities of armed criminals and expressed confidence that they would be conquered in no distant time.In a related development, the Controller General on Thursday, 16 visited the Director General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Mr Aliyu Abubakar to finalise the process of red-flagging fleeing inmates. Nababa said that it would be through the harmonisation and sharing of inmates data already captured by NIMC, in an online transactions.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Custodial Centres in Nigeria have since October 2020, witnessed six attacks in different parts of the country.

  •  The Comptroller General Nigeria Immigration Service NIS Mr Muhammad Babandede has given travel advisory for China Europe and North America bound passengers due to COVID 19 Babandede gave the advisory in a statement through the Service Public Relations Officer SPRO Mr Sunday James on Friday in Abuja He said that the directives were necessary to enable passengers travelling to China Europe and North America from Nigeria observe the required travel protocols as requested by the Chinese and French Embassies According to him all intending passengers to China are required to obtain COVID 19 negative test certificate before departing Nigeria for China This had taken effect from 1st September 2020 But we need to ensure that everyone was well informed of this new development They are required to take a Nucleic Acid Test three days before departure Chinese citizens are to apply for Green Health Codes with HS mark Other foreign nationals including Nigerians are to complete Health Declaration Forms All the two categories of travellers foreigners to China and Chinese citizens are to submit COVID 19 negative test certificate to the Chinese embassy or Consulate in Nigeria for issuance of required clearance for their journey to China Non resident Nigerians in Europe and North America are to avoid transiting France pending the lifting of travel restrictions due to COVID 19 Transit passengers to Europe and North America transiting through Paris must endeavour to present a valid Permanent Resident Permit for their final destination and COVID 19 negative test certificate to enable them entry into France he said Babandede advised all China Europe and North American bound passengers to strongly abide by these rules to avoid denial of departure from Nigeria and repatriation from the countries concerned due to non compliance Edited By Chioma Ugboma Ismail Abdulaziz Source NAN
    COVID-19: NIS issues travel advisory for China, Europe, others
     The Comptroller General Nigeria Immigration Service NIS Mr Muhammad Babandede has given travel advisory for China Europe and North America bound passengers due to COVID 19 Babandede gave the advisory in a statement through the Service Public Relations Officer SPRO Mr Sunday James on Friday in Abuja He said that the directives were necessary to enable passengers travelling to China Europe and North America from Nigeria observe the required travel protocols as requested by the Chinese and French Embassies According to him all intending passengers to China are required to obtain COVID 19 negative test certificate before departing Nigeria for China This had taken effect from 1st September 2020 But we need to ensure that everyone was well informed of this new development They are required to take a Nucleic Acid Test three days before departure Chinese citizens are to apply for Green Health Codes with HS mark Other foreign nationals including Nigerians are to complete Health Declaration Forms All the two categories of travellers foreigners to China and Chinese citizens are to submit COVID 19 negative test certificate to the Chinese embassy or Consulate in Nigeria for issuance of required clearance for their journey to China Non resident Nigerians in Europe and North America are to avoid transiting France pending the lifting of travel restrictions due to COVID 19 Transit passengers to Europe and North America transiting through Paris must endeavour to present a valid Permanent Resident Permit for their final destination and COVID 19 negative test certificate to enable them entry into France he said Babandede advised all China Europe and North American bound passengers to strongly abide by these rules to avoid denial of departure from Nigeria and repatriation from the countries concerned due to non compliance Edited By Chioma Ugboma Ismail Abdulaziz Source NAN
    COVID-19: NIS issues travel advisory for China, Europe, others
    COVID-192 years ago

    COVID-19: NIS issues travel advisory for China, Europe, others

    The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede, has given travel advisory for China, Europe and North America bound passengers due to COVID-19.

    Babandede gave the advisory in a statement through the Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO) Mr Sunday James on Friday in Abuja.

    He said that the directives were necessary to enable passengers travelling to China, Europe and North America from Nigeria observe the required travel protocols as requested by the Chinese and French Embassies.

    According to him,  all intending passengers to China are required to obtain COVID-19 negative test certificate before departing Nigeria for China.

    “This had taken effect from 1st September 2020. But we need to ensure that everyone was well informed of this new development.

    “They are required to take a “Nucleic Acid Test” three days before departure. Chinese citizens are to apply for “Green Health Codes” with “HS” mark.

    “Other foreign nationals including Nigerians are to complete “Health Declaration Forms”

    “All the two categories of travellers; foreigners to China and Chinese citizens are to submit COVID-19 negative test certificate to the Chinese embassy or Consulate in Nigeria for issuance of required clearance for their journey to China.

    “Non-resident Nigerians in Europe and North America are to avoid transiting France pending the lifting of travel restrictions due to COVID-19.

    “Transit passengers to Europe and North America transiting through Paris, must endeavour to present a valid Permanent Resident Permit for their final destination and COVID-19 negative test certificate to enable them entry into France,” he said.

    Babandede advised all China, Europe and North American bound passengers to strongly abide by these rules to avoid denial of departure from Nigeria and repatriation from the countries concerned due to non-compliance.


    Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Ismail Abdulaziz
    Source: NAN

  •  The Nigeria Immigration Service NIS Lagos command has trained personnel on safety and health consciousness for efficient service delivery in an atmosphere that was NCDC standard compliant The Service Public Relations Officer SPRO Mr Sunday James disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja The Comptroller Lagos Command NIS Mrs Doris Braimah observed that there was relationship between a healthy safe lifestyle and efficient service Braimah added that the officers and men of Lagos Command would exploit the cosmopolitan nature of the State to deliver on the mandate of the service in view of the scourge COVID 19 She commended the Lagos State Government for the early steps taken to contain the spread of pandemic and the health officials that participated as resource persons She also appreciated the Dr Adedoyin Fetuga of Lagos State Health Commission Dr James Okediran NCDC and Dr Olayinka Ilesanmi African Centre for Disease Control who presented papers on Safety and Health Consciousness in the midst of COVID 19 The Comptroller General NIS Mr Muhammad Babandede said that the workshop became necessary to keep safe and healthy in order to continue to deliver effective service to the public as an essential service delivery agency He commended the Officers and men of Lagos Command for taking time to attend the workshop NAN reports that the heads of the various units took their turn to also brief the Comptroller of their schedules as well as the challenges and way forward in an effort to accelerate the services that was slowed down by COVID 19 pandemic Edited By Ismail Abdulaziz NAN
    COVID-19: NIS trains personnel on safety, service delivery
     The Nigeria Immigration Service NIS Lagos command has trained personnel on safety and health consciousness for efficient service delivery in an atmosphere that was NCDC standard compliant The Service Public Relations Officer SPRO Mr Sunday James disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja The Comptroller Lagos Command NIS Mrs Doris Braimah observed that there was relationship between a healthy safe lifestyle and efficient service Braimah added that the officers and men of Lagos Command would exploit the cosmopolitan nature of the State to deliver on the mandate of the service in view of the scourge COVID 19 She commended the Lagos State Government for the early steps taken to contain the spread of pandemic and the health officials that participated as resource persons She also appreciated the Dr Adedoyin Fetuga of Lagos State Health Commission Dr James Okediran NCDC and Dr Olayinka Ilesanmi African Centre for Disease Control who presented papers on Safety and Health Consciousness in the midst of COVID 19 The Comptroller General NIS Mr Muhammad Babandede said that the workshop became necessary to keep safe and healthy in order to continue to deliver effective service to the public as an essential service delivery agency He commended the Officers and men of Lagos Command for taking time to attend the workshop NAN reports that the heads of the various units took their turn to also brief the Comptroller of their schedules as well as the challenges and way forward in an effort to accelerate the services that was slowed down by COVID 19 pandemic Edited By Ismail Abdulaziz NAN
    COVID-19: NIS trains personnel on safety, service delivery
    Defence/Security2 years ago

    COVID-19: NIS trains personnel on safety, service delivery

    The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Lagos command has trained personnel on safety and health consciousness for efficient service delivery in an atmosphere that was NCDC standard compliant.

    The Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Mr Sunday James, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja.

    The Comptroller, Lagos Command, NIS, Mrs Doris Braimah observed that there was relationship between a healthy, safe lifestyle and efficient service.

    Braimah added that the officers and men of Lagos Command would exploit the cosmopolitan nature of the State to deliver on the mandate of the service in view of the scourge COVID-19.

    She commended the Lagos State Government for the early steps taken to contain the spread of pandemic and the health officials that participated as resource persons.

    She also appreciated the Dr Adedoyin Fetuga of Lagos State Health Commission, Dr James Okediran (NCDC) and Dr Olayinka Ilesanmi, African Centre for Disease Control who presented papers on Safety and Health Consciousness in the midst of COVID-19.

    The Comptroller General, NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede said that the workshop became necessary to keep safe and healthy in order to continue to deliver effective service to the public as an essential service delivery agency.

    He commended the Officers and men of Lagos Command for taking time to attend the workshop.

    NAN reports that the heads of the various units took their turn to also brief the Comptroller of their schedules as well as the challenges and way forward in an effort to accelerate the services that was slowed down by COVID-19 pandemic.



    Edited By: Ismail Abdulaziz (NAN)

  •  The Nigeria Immigration Service NIS has recorded improvement on service delivery at the passport offices nationwide amid Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic The Service Public Relations Officer SPEO Mr Sunday James disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja NAN reports that the Comptroller General NIS Mr Muhammad Babandede had directed passport offices nationwide to issue out processed passports from May 4 James said that the distribution and release of passport commenced nationwide following the ease up on lockdown directives by the Federal Government He said that applicants who were captured before the lockdown were strictly attended to by the passport officers and their officials in order to clear the backlog This he said gave credence to an improved service delivery and a satisfaction to many applicants that were invited through SMS NIS is monitoring closely the process in an effort to accelerate other service delivery processes that will bring ease in the application for processing and issuance of the passport The standard practice for now is that in states where the restriction of movement has been eased and people have easy movement applicants are invited through SMS and given a date to report for the collection of their passport This had reduced the crowd and massive turn out witnessed in the passport offices in the past The service hope to maintain a robust and more enhanced process and procedures to ensure seamless self serving and tracking process by applicants in the new order James enjoined all passport applicants to adhere strictly to the NCDC standard of keeping social and physical distancing Washing of hands with soap at the entrance of the passport offices use of hand sanitizer wearing of face mask when visiting any of the passport offices on appointment have now been made compulsory Any applicant that did not receive SMS invitation need not go to the passport office to avoid denial of entry The Service looks forward to the cooperation of all concerned he said Edited By Remi Koleoso Ismail Abdulaziz NAN
    NIS records improved service delivery in passport issuance
     The Nigeria Immigration Service NIS has recorded improvement on service delivery at the passport offices nationwide amid Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic The Service Public Relations Officer SPEO Mr Sunday James disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja NAN reports that the Comptroller General NIS Mr Muhammad Babandede had directed passport offices nationwide to issue out processed passports from May 4 James said that the distribution and release of passport commenced nationwide following the ease up on lockdown directives by the Federal Government He said that applicants who were captured before the lockdown were strictly attended to by the passport officers and their officials in order to clear the backlog This he said gave credence to an improved service delivery and a satisfaction to many applicants that were invited through SMS NIS is monitoring closely the process in an effort to accelerate other service delivery processes that will bring ease in the application for processing and issuance of the passport The standard practice for now is that in states where the restriction of movement has been eased and people have easy movement applicants are invited through SMS and given a date to report for the collection of their passport This had reduced the crowd and massive turn out witnessed in the passport offices in the past The service hope to maintain a robust and more enhanced process and procedures to ensure seamless self serving and tracking process by applicants in the new order James enjoined all passport applicants to adhere strictly to the NCDC standard of keeping social and physical distancing Washing of hands with soap at the entrance of the passport offices use of hand sanitizer wearing of face mask when visiting any of the passport offices on appointment have now been made compulsory Any applicant that did not receive SMS invitation need not go to the passport office to avoid denial of entry The Service looks forward to the cooperation of all concerned he said Edited By Remi Koleoso Ismail Abdulaziz NAN
    NIS records improved service delivery in passport issuance
    Defence/Security2 years ago

    NIS records improved service delivery in passport issuance

    The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has recorded improvement on service delivery at the passport offices nationwide amid Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

    The Service Public Relations Officer (SPEO), Mr Sunday James, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja.

    NAN reports that the Comptroller General, NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede, had directed passport offices nationwide to issue out processed passports from May 4.

    James said that the distribution and release of passport commenced nationwide following the ease up on lockdown directives by the Federal Government.

    He said that applicants, who were captured before the lockdown were strictly attended to by the passport officers and their officials in order to clear the backlog.

    This, he said, gave credence to an improved service delivery and a satisfaction to many applicants that were invited through SMS.

    NIS is monitoring closely the process in an effort to accelerate other service delivery processes that will bring ease in the application for processing and issuance of the passport.

    “The standard practice for now is that, in states where the restriction of movement has been eased and people have easy movement, applicants are invited through SMS and given a date to report for the collection of their passport.

    “This had reduced the crowd and massive turn-out witnessed in the passport offices in the past.

    “The service hope to maintain a robust and more enhanced process and procedures to ensure seamless, self-serving and tracking process by applicants in the new order.”

    James enjoined all passport applicants to adhere strictly to the NCDC standard of keeping social and physical distancing.

    “Washing of hands with soap at the entrance of the passport offices, use of hand sanitizer, wearing of face mask when visiting any of the passport offices on appointment have now been made compulsory.

    “Any applicant that did not receive SMS invitation need not go to the passport office to avoid denial of entry. The Service looks forward to the cooperation of all concerned,” he said.



    Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Ismail Abdulaziz (NAN)

  •  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
    COVID-19: Immigration boss urges officers to be discreet, humane
     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
    COVID-19: Immigration boss urges officers to be discreet, humane
    Defence/Security3 years ago

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

    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)

  •  The Comptroller General Nigeria Immigration Service NIS Mr Muhammad Babandede has ordered total compliance with the Federal Government s directive on international flights restriction into Nigeria and subsequent closure of all land borders The Service Public Relations Officer SPRO Mr Sunday James disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in AbujaJames said that the directives was to safeguard the lives and well being of Nigerians and Non Nigerians in view of the continuous spread of Coronavirus Covid 19 According to him consequent upon the Federal Government directives the officers at all the International Airports Land and Sea borders have been directed to observe border closure for the period stipulated The CGI s directive came at the instance of the land border closure directive and the need to enforce total lockdown of airports seaports and land borders frontiers This is to curtail and contain the spread of the virus which can be reduced by the control of human mobility across the borders and within for those that must have travelled who need to observe an isolation period on return to the country NIS will not fail in enforcing laws on control and management of human mobility at this trying times of our nation to ensure the good health and well being of our citizens he said He quoted the Comptroller General as assuring Nigerians of the Service s commitment to best global practices to safeguard our borders and control of human mobility Edited By Felix Ajide NAN
    Border closure: NIS enforces compliance to prevent spread of coronavirus
     The Comptroller General Nigeria Immigration Service NIS Mr Muhammad Babandede has ordered total compliance with the Federal Government s directive on international flights restriction into Nigeria and subsequent closure of all land borders The Service Public Relations Officer SPRO Mr Sunday James disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in AbujaJames said that the directives was to safeguard the lives and well being of Nigerians and Non Nigerians in view of the continuous spread of Coronavirus Covid 19 According to him consequent upon the Federal Government directives the officers at all the International Airports Land and Sea borders have been directed to observe border closure for the period stipulated The CGI s directive came at the instance of the land border closure directive and the need to enforce total lockdown of airports seaports and land borders frontiers This is to curtail and contain the spread of the virus which can be reduced by the control of human mobility across the borders and within for those that must have travelled who need to observe an isolation period on return to the country NIS will not fail in enforcing laws on control and management of human mobility at this trying times of our nation to ensure the good health and well being of our citizens he said He quoted the Comptroller General as assuring Nigerians of the Service s commitment to best global practices to safeguard our borders and control of human mobility Edited By Felix Ajide NAN
    Border closure: NIS enforces compliance to prevent spread of coronavirus
    Defence/Security3 years ago

    Border closure: NIS enforces compliance to prevent spread of coronavirus

    The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede has ordered total compliance with the Federal Government’s directive on international flights restriction into Nigeria and subsequent closure of all land borders.

    The Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Mr Sunday James, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja

    James said that the directives was to safeguard the lives and well-being of Nigerians and Non-Nigerians in view of the continuous spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

    According to him, consequent upon the Federal Government directives, the officers at all the International Airports, Land and Sea borders have been directed to observe border closure for the period stipulated. 

    “The CGI’s directive came at the instance of the land border closure directive and the need to enforce total lockdown of airports, seaports and land borders frontiers.

    “This is to curtail and contain the spread of the virus, which can be reduced by the control of human mobility across the borders and within for those that must have travelled who need to observe an isolation period on return to the country.

    “NIS will not fail in enforcing laws on control and management of human mobility at this trying times of our nation to ensure the good health and well-being of our citizens,” he said.

    He quoted the Comptroller General as assuring Nigerians of the Service’s commitment to best global practices to safeguard our borders and control of human mobility. .


    Edited By: Felix Ajide
    (NAN)

  •  The Nigerian Correctional Service NCoS says it did not record any jailbreak in the country in 2019 The Service Public Relations Officer SPRO Mr Chuks Njoku disclosed this in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency on Sunday in Abuja Njoku who described the prevailing situation in the service as cool and calm attributed it to relentless efforts by the incumbent administration to prevent jail breaks He however noted that the service experienced an incident of flood in in its custodial centre in Kogi in October last year Actually 2019 was calm and we have no records of jailbreaks across the nation What we had was an incident which was caused by flood at Kogi state custodial centre That was a natural incident The place was flooded and pulled down the walls and so the criminals escaped but most of them have been captured We still have about 24 of them at large and the service has taken adequate steps to recover them We have placed posters all over the surroundings and neighborhood including Kogi state We have also advertised their pictures on bill boards and put their names at all the motor parks within that area so that anybody with useful information can contact the nearest police station or any security agency That is the effort we are making to make sure that we get all the inmates that escaped back into the custodial centre he said Njoku disclosed that both the Controller General C G NCoS Mr Ja afaru Ahmed and the Minister of Interior Mr Rauf Aregbesola had since taken proactive steps to avert future incidences of flood or jailbreaks He explained that the construction of the damaged walls of the Kogi custodial centre where the inmates escaped was ongoing to ensure the inmates were save and secured You will recall that the Federal Government has commenced the construction of a 3 000 capacity Maximum Security Custodial Centre at Karshi Federal Capital Territory FCT Abuja This is one of the steps as part of the strategies to improve the conditions of inmates and the general state of the custodial centres Construction of Maximum Security Custodial Centres in each of the six Geo Political Zones of the country was conceptualised to help in containing overcrowding And to facilitate access to justice as well as reformation and rehabilitation of inmates within the FCT and its environs This would in turn fight the menace of jailbreaks as most of our custodial centres accommodated more than the the actual numbers they were built for he said NAN also reports that the Federal Government started the construction of similar project at Janguza in Kano State in 2018 and work was at completion state It would also be recalled that the controller general of NCoS had disclosed that the construction of another 3 000 capacity maximum security custodial centre in Bori Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State representing South South Geo political zone would commence soon Edited By Philip Dzeremo Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    No jailbreaks in 2019, says NCoS
     The Nigerian Correctional Service NCoS says it did not record any jailbreak in the country in 2019 The Service Public Relations Officer SPRO Mr Chuks Njoku disclosed this in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency on Sunday in Abuja Njoku who described the prevailing situation in the service as cool and calm attributed it to relentless efforts by the incumbent administration to prevent jail breaks He however noted that the service experienced an incident of flood in in its custodial centre in Kogi in October last year Actually 2019 was calm and we have no records of jailbreaks across the nation What we had was an incident which was caused by flood at Kogi state custodial centre That was a natural incident The place was flooded and pulled down the walls and so the criminals escaped but most of them have been captured We still have about 24 of them at large and the service has taken adequate steps to recover them We have placed posters all over the surroundings and neighborhood including Kogi state We have also advertised their pictures on bill boards and put their names at all the motor parks within that area so that anybody with useful information can contact the nearest police station or any security agency That is the effort we are making to make sure that we get all the inmates that escaped back into the custodial centre he said Njoku disclosed that both the Controller General C G NCoS Mr Ja afaru Ahmed and the Minister of Interior Mr Rauf Aregbesola had since taken proactive steps to avert future incidences of flood or jailbreaks He explained that the construction of the damaged walls of the Kogi custodial centre where the inmates escaped was ongoing to ensure the inmates were save and secured You will recall that the Federal Government has commenced the construction of a 3 000 capacity Maximum Security Custodial Centre at Karshi Federal Capital Territory FCT Abuja This is one of the steps as part of the strategies to improve the conditions of inmates and the general state of the custodial centres Construction of Maximum Security Custodial Centres in each of the six Geo Political Zones of the country was conceptualised to help in containing overcrowding And to facilitate access to justice as well as reformation and rehabilitation of inmates within the FCT and its environs This would in turn fight the menace of jailbreaks as most of our custodial centres accommodated more than the the actual numbers they were built for he said NAN also reports that the Federal Government started the construction of similar project at Janguza in Kano State in 2018 and work was at completion state It would also be recalled that the controller general of NCoS had disclosed that the construction of another 3 000 capacity maximum security custodial centre in Bori Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State representing South South Geo political zone would commence soon Edited By Philip Dzeremo Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    No jailbreaks in 2019, says NCoS
    Defence/Security3 years ago

    No jailbreaks in 2019, says NCoS

    The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) says it did not record any jailbreak in the country in 2019.

    The Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Mr Chuks Njoku, disclosed this in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency on Sunday in Abuja.

    Njoku, who described the prevailing situation in the service as ” cool and calm”, attributed it to relentless efforts by the incumbent administration to prevent jail breaks.

    He, however, noted that the service experienced an incident of flood in in its  custodial centre in Kogi in October, last year.

    “Actually, 2019 was calm and we have no records of jailbreaks across the nation. What we had was an incident which was caused by flood at Kogi state custodial centre.

    “That was a natural incident. The place was flooded and pulled down the walls and so the criminals escaped but most of them have been captured.

    “We still have about 24 of them at large and the service has taken adequate steps to recover them. We have placed posters all over the surroundings and neighborhood including Kogi state.

    “We have also advertised their pictures on bill boards and put their names at all the motor parks within that area so that anybody with useful information can contact the nearest police station or any security agency.

    “That is the effort we are making to make sure that we get all the inmates that escaped back into the custodial centre, ” he said.

    Njoku disclosed that both the Controller General (C-G), NCoS,  Mr Ja’afaru Ahmed, and the Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, had since taken proactive steps to avert future incidences of flood or jailbreaks.

    He explained that the construction of the damaged walls of the Kogi custodial centre where the inmates escaped was ongoing  to ensure the inmates were save and secured.

    “You will recall that the Federal Government has commenced the construction of a 3,000-capacity Maximum Security Custodial Centre at Karshi, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

    “This is one of the steps, as part of the strategies, to improve  the conditions of inmates and the general state of the custodial centres.

    “Construction of Maximum Security Custodial Centres in each of the six Geo-Political Zones of the country was conceptualised to help in containing overcrowding.

    “And to facilitate access to justice as well as reformation and rehabilitation of inmates within the FCT and its environs.

    “This would in turn fight the menace of jailbreaks as most of our custodial centres accommodated more than the the actual numbers they were built for,” he said.

    NAN also reports that the Federal Government started the construction of similar project at Janguza in Kano State in 2018 and work was at completion state.

    It would also be recalled that the controller-general of NCoS had disclosed that the construction of another 3,000-capacity maximum security custodial centre in Bori, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, representing South-South Geo-political zone, would commence soon. .


    Edited By: Philip Dzeremo/Muhammad Suleiman Tola
    (NAN)