By Emmanuel Ayungbe
UYO-COMPTROLLER General of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Mr. Muhammad Babandede, has said the security situation in country has become necessary to re-jigged officers of the service for effective service delivery.
The immigration chief spoke at the weekend in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital at the Executive Leadership summit held at the L’ meridian Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort organized for NIS officials.
Babandede said, the leadership summit was to re-jig and equip officers of the service on the task of monitoring Nigerian borders against infiltration by criminals and foreigners on illegal trip into Nigeria.
“We are desirous of having a well trained, well equipped and well managed NIS”, he explained and urged participants to see the training as one of the major instruments to entrench best values in the organization.
He stressed the need for the organization to be repositioned, saying innovations in the service would enhance efficient service delivery.
Babandede noted that if the Nigerian Immigration Service was effectively organized, it would be in a strategic position to curb wastages and drive revenue for socio-economic reengineering of Nigeria.
According Babandede, the workshop became necessary to redirect the psyche and mindsets of the personnel in the service to show more than a passing commitment to efficient service delivery.
As Nigeria continues to grapple with cash crunch and recession problems, Babandede said it was time for NIS to look inward and explore the inherent potentials to develop the economy.
Efficient workforce, he noted would provide the necessary way forward which, according to him, informed the NIS decision to embark on training and retraining of personnel in the Service.