Nigeria Immigration Service Promotes 46 Officers









The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Anambra State Command has promoted 46 officers to various ranks.

The officers include six Deputy Comptrollers, seven Assistant Comptrollers, one Chief Superintendent of Immigration and four Superintendent of Immigration.

Others are 11 Deputy Superintendent of Immigration, one Assistant Superintendent of Immigration and 16 Assistant Superintendent of Immigration.

Performing the ceremony at the Anambra state headquarters of the command, the Comptroller, Edirin Okoto urged the newly promoted officers to see their elevation as act of God which they must reciprocate with hard work, diligence to duty as well as exhibiting high sense of professionalism.

“As far as the service is concerned, you have to work very hard and your ability and dexterity must be recognized to take you to greater heights,” he noted.

The Comptroller who enjoined those that were not promoted to work harder, put in their best and follow the steps of the successful officers, assured that NIS, Anambra command will keep moving to greater heights.

Speaking with journalists after the ceremony, Patrick Nnadi Mezuma, who was promoted from the rank of Assistant Comptroller to Deputy Comptroller of Immigration described the day as a very memorable one and thanked God for such an honour.

Mr. Mezuma stated that promotion is not only being qualified but there are a lot of indices to consider which includes the federal character, years of service among other things.

He noted that promotion comes with additional responsibility and prayed that God grants them the enablement to discharge their duties appropriately.

The husband of Assumpta Onyekachukwu Ezeani who was promoted from Chief Superintendent of Immigration to Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, Uchenna Elochukwu Ezeani described his wife as a faithful, dutiful, loving and caring mother.

Dr Ezeani who was visibly excited, promised to support his wife to get more promotions.

“She has all my support, every encouragement she needs from me and the entire family, she will get it,” he said.

Highpoint of the event was the decoration of the officers with their new ranks.













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