April 13, 2024

NIS gets new head in A’Ibom State


Akpan Umoh, Uyo

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in Akwa Ibom State has got a new Comptroller of Immigration Service (CIS), Mrs Francisca Dakat.

Dakat, who assumed office on Friday, is the 21st Comptroller Immigration Service and the first female CIS in the state command.

The CIS, whose last place of service was Rivers Marine Command, Rivers State Command, is taking over from Comptroller George Didel, who has been redeployed to Migration Directorate, Service Headquarters, Abuja.

Speaking with newsmen during the handing over in Uyo on Friday, Dakat said she would build on the achievements of her predecessor.

“The outgoing Comptroller has done so well and I intend to consolidate on those achievements, and if God help us, we will do more, we always want to be better than our teachers. So, whatever we can do to make the command better, we will do it,” Dakat said.

Dakat, who was appointed into the Service in 1990 charged personnel of the Command to remain committed to duty and be disciplined to move the Command forward.

In his farewell message, the outgoing CIS, Didel urged the personnel to remain loyal and committed to the service.

“I will tell my staff that they must continue to be loyal to the country. They must be hard working and must be disciplined, especially in the performance of their duties.

“As public servants, we must continue to serve the public. So, I will leave them with that message to be patriotic and be committed to their duties,” Didel said.

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