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Babandede advocates drug test for officers, men of NIS

By Murtala Adewale, Kano
22 December 2019   |   4:10 am
Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, yesterday, disclosed plans to subject officers and men of the service to a compulsory drug test.

Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, yesterday, disclosed plans to subject officers and men of the service to a compulsory drug test.

Babandede, who reiterated his readiness to purge the service of illicit acts, insisted no officer who tested positive to drug would be entrusted with arms, henceforth.

Speaking at the Third Conversion Course Passing Out Parade (POP) at NIS Training School, Babandede promised to be the first person to undergo the drug test.

He equally warned officers against extortion and all forms of inducement, while rendering public service.

He warned that any officer that tested positive would be recommended for rehabilitation, and those resisting reformation would be dismissed.

On the new visa regime, he allayed fears that the process could breach national security.

“Nobody will come here to exploit our resources. The idea was designed to attract investors and make the process of doing business easy. The January 2020 deadline of amnesty period set for immigrants, who have not regularised their stay in Nigeria still stands. Those who have exhausted their 90-day grace and refused to register by January, will be repatriated,” he warned.