The Minister of interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji – Ojo, on Friday said that the uniform worn by personnel of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) must be of same shade, to prevent impersonation.
The minister stressed this at the commissioning of new projects of NIS zone “A”, Ikeja , Lagos .
He expressed dissatisfaction at different shades of the uniform he observed during his tour of immigration offices recently.
He said same – shade uniform must be maintained to prevent marauders from deceiving innocent Nigerians
It was reported that the projects commissioned include Redesigned Quarter Guard, Remodelled Zonal Office Gate ;Befitting Guard House, and Upgraded Security Post,Car Park Expansion.
There was also replacement of an underutilised 250 KVA diesel generator with a 50 KVA one, among others.
The facilities were upgraded to express the service determination for visibility, control, improved delivery and display of highest standards.
While commending the commitment of the personnel to effective service delivery, the minister stressed that the new facilities must be meticulously maintained.
“If you can’t maintain government facilities, there is no point working in the public sector.
“Personnel should be image makers, so treat government facilities and Nigerians with care and respect,” he said.
The Comptroller-General of Immigration (CGIS), Mrs Wura – Ola Adepoju, promised that the service would deliver its promises to Nigerians .
She, however, called on Nigerians to support the service by ensuring they go for passport renewals six months before expiration.
“Do not wait till your passport expires before you start hammering NIS,” she said.
The Assistant – Comptroller- General (ACG) in – charge of the Zone , Mr Adebowale Sadiq, said that completing the projects was a significant step forward for the NIS, Zone ‘A’.
“It demonstrates the commitment to providing a safe, secure, and efficient working environment for our officers and a welcoming and conducive environment for our visitors.
“As we move forward, NIS remains committed to continuous improvement and innovation.
“NIS will continue to strive for excellence in all our endeavours, upholding the highest standards of professionalism and service delivery,” he said.