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Enugu: NIS declares war against corruption, takes awareness campaign to airport

In a bid to stamp out corruption and other forms of unholy acts in its fold, the Enugu State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) on  Wednesday took a sensitisation and awareness advocacy to the Akanu  Ibiam  International Airport, and streets of Enugu.

The exercise tagged ‘Mitigating Corruption and  Improving Service Delivery in the Nigerian Immigration Service,’ was led by the state Comptroller of the Service, Angelina Mica Sambo, who advised citizens and passport applicants to always respect the process and shun corruption while seeking for their international passport.

Sambo stated that the present leadership of the NIS in the country under the watch of the Comptroller General, K.N Nandap has zero -tolerance for all forms of corruption.

According to  the  state comptroller, “The sensitisation campaign is to create awareness among Nigerians that it’s no longer business as usual in the NIS,” adding that the exercise, “is a follow-up at our various States Commands across the federation after the initial flag off at our service Headquarters by the CGIS.

“The exercise is geared towards ensuring that we are in line with the renewed Hope Agenda of Mr. President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for a business friendly environment for Nigerians and expatriates.

“I want to reaffirm our commitment to a corruption free Nigerian Immigration Service. And as the Comptroller of NIS Enugu State Command, I and my officers are dedicated to mitigating corruption of all forms.

“The entire passport process is user friendly, and applicants can track their applications and undue delays can also be averted .Applicants are encouraged to lodge their complaints to any of Immigration complaints channels or even report to my office directly.

“There are also measures put in place at our international Airports with the installation of automated passenger clearance machine, all these are geared towards enabling business friendly environment for Nigerians and the Expatriates Community alike,” she stated.

The event was attended by officers of other sister security agencies in the state.

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