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President Olusegun Obasanjo has approved the appointment of Joseph Chukwurah Udeh as the new Comptroller- General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).
Abuja, Nigeria, 01/27 - President Olusegun Obasanjo has approved the appointment of Joseph Chukwurah Udeh as the new Comptroller- General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).
Until the appointment, Udeh was the Assistant Comptroller-General in charge of Works and Logistics at service headquarters.
Also, as part of the sweeping reform of the NIS, the President has approved the retirement of 17 senior officers of the service and the dismissal of six others.
Among those retired are all the four Deputy Comptroller-Generals who worked with the late Comptroller-General, Uzoamaka Comfort Nwizu.
The officials were all indicted in reports of succession politics, which marred the progress of the service, especially in the last two years.
Also retired were three Assistant Comptroller-Generals, three Controllers, three deputy controllers and four assistant controllers.
Among the officers dismissed were two assistant controllers, two deputy superintendents and two assistant superintendents.
Meanwhile, the President has also approved the promotion of three Assistant Comptroller-Generals to the rank of Deputy Comptroller- Generals.
The officers include Rose Uzoma, Babajide Brown and Abdullahi Aliyu.
The new immigration boss, a 1977 Psychology graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, hails from Ezi in southern Delta State.
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