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FLASH: Babandede bows out as Idris Jere takes over NIS

Idris Isah Jere takes over in acting capacity until a substantive Comptroller-General is appointed.

• September 10, 2021
Idris Isah Jere
Idris Isah Jere

Idris Isah Jere has been appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari to head the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) following the retirement of Muhammad Babandede.

Deputy Comptroller-General in charge of Finance and Account, Mr Jere takes over in acting capacity until a substantive Comptroller-General is appointed.

Mr Babandede, who was appointed as NIS Comptroller-General in 2016, bowed out on Friday after 36 years of service with the NIS.

“I have left Immigration better than I found it,” Mr Babandede said at a valedictory ceremony held in his honour, adding, “Keep the good things and drop the bad ones.”

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