Wednesday, 25 May 2016

President Buhari Appoints New Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration

New Comptroller-General Of Nigeria Immigration, Muhammed Babandede

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mohammed Babandede as the new Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).

The statement Said: “He replaces Mr. Martin Kure Abeshi, who retired from the Service at the end of his tenure.”

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Babandede was a Deputy Comptroller-General at the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters.

The letter directing Martin Abeshi to immediately handover to Mohammed.
photo credit: Daily Post

The letter to that effect, signed by the Minister of Interior, Lt-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), stated:
“I write to notify that the last day of your service in the Nigeria Immigration Service has lapsed on Sunday, 15 May 2016 in accordance with the extension granted you vide PRES/92/INTR/7 dated 4 March 2016. Consequently, you are to handover to DCG Mohammed Babandede (NIS/4817) as the Acting Comptroller General of Immigration effective immediately.”

Mr. Babandede hails from Jigawa State and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in History/Islamic Studies before proceeding to the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU Zaria where he obtained a Masters degree in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice.

The appointment was issued in a statement signed by Bassey Akpanyung, permanent secretary, Ministry of Interior, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. Which that the appointment of Mr. Babandede is to take effect from May 15, 2016.

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