Presdent Buhari Retires Immigration Boss, Isah Jere
President Muhammadu Buhari has retired the acting Comptroller-general (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Isah Jere Idris.
This comes following the expiration of his initial extended one year tenure as well as the dust raised by several Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), who warned the presidency against another consideration for Jere.
Some Immigration stakeholders had last week in an open letter appealed to President Buhari to intervene and halt Jere’s tenure elongation, and save the Service from pervasive low morale.
Jere served out the one year appointment given him by President Buhari, the stakeholders had expressed concerned that another extension would further dip the morale of staff, aside other challenges affecting the Service.
The Immigration boss, in a letter marked CDCFIB/APPT.CG&DCG/61/VOL.IV/74 and signed by Obasi Edozie Edmund Ag. Secretary to the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board, (CDCFIB), was directed to hand over to the most senior Deputy Comptroller of Immigration on or before 24 April , pending the appointment of a substantive CGI.
The notification letter to CGI Jere dated April 17, 2023 with code number CDCFIB/APPT.CG&DCG/61/VOL.IV/74 was signed by the secretary to the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board, Obasi Edozie Edmond, on the orders of the Board chairman, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who is the Minister of Interior.
“I write to draw your attention to the one (1) year extension in Office granted to you by Mr. President via letter No. SH/COS/42/3/3/A/128, dated 22™ April, 2022 and which would be expiring on 24” April, 2023.
“Consequently , you are directed to hand over to the most senior Deputy Comptroller General on or before Monday 24™ April, 2023 pending Mr. President’s appointment of a substantive Comptroller-General of the Service.
“The Board is grateful to you for your immense contributions to the Nigeria Immigration Service and the country and wishes you success in your future endeavours”.