The Nigeria Immigration Service has passed our 430 officers at its premier training school in Kano.
Speaking at the Passing Out Parade of the Officers, the Comptroller General of Immigration Service (CGI), Muhammad Babandede charged them to quickly embrace high Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) skills sets if they are to remain relevant in the unfolding realities in the Service.
Babandede also told the 430 officers of the 46th Superintendent Basic Course at the Immigration Training School, Kano that with the launching of the paperless regime in all official communication activities, it will be difficult for any officer who is not ICT-compliant to fit into the NIS system of today.
He said: “The Service now operates paperless regime. All my management staff and I do no longer attend to physical files but work from anywhere and at anytime electronically, following the recent launch of the Electronic Records Management (ERM) System for the Service. We shall cascade it down to all Personnel.”
The CGI who was the Parade Reviewing Officer maintained that management has continued to demonstrate huge commitment to human capacity development efforts to ensuring that the Service produces a professional workforce that would be sufficiently capable to confront emerging challenges in Border Security and Migration Management matters.
He stressed that the quality and frequency of training and retraining efforts in the Service since his assumption of Office has remained unprecedented in the history of the Service, while thanking the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and indeed the Federal Government for the continuous support accorded the Service in its operations and manpower development activities.
Earlier, the Commandant of the School, Comptroller AR Sabo, had stated that the cadets were taken through modern Border Security and Migration Management trainings including physical drills to make them fit for the tasks ahead.
He stressed that members of the directing staff of the School demonstrated uncommon commitment during the Course and thanked the CGI for the opportunity, but however requested for upgrade of hostel facility for the directing staff for enhanced productivity.