Tinubu Confirms Immigration CG’s Appointment

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Adepoju Wura-Ola as substantive Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service.

Wura-Ola has been in an acting capacity since June 1, 2023.

This was contained in a statement on Monday by the Secretary of Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration, and Prisons Services Board, Ja’afaru Ahmed.

The statement partly read, “President Tinubu approved the appointment of Adepoju Wura-Ola as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service.

“Until her appointment, she was the Deputy Comptroller General in charge of the Finance and Accounts Directorate.

“As an NIS officer, CGI Wura-Olu attended some training, including the Immigration Training School in Kano, the Immigration Command and Staff College in Sokoto, the National Institute for Security Studies in Lower Usman Dam, Bwari, Abuja, and Emotional Intelligence and Transformation Leadership.

“She is also a fellow of the Pass Command Course, a fellow of the Security Institute of Nigeria, and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. She is happily married with children.”

He also said the president approved the appointment of six Deputy Comptrollers-General for the service.

“Similarly, Mr President has also approved the appointment of six DCGs of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) with effect from January 1, 2023. Below are their names and service numbers.
Zainab Lawal, Service No. 9679
Auna Aliyu, Service No. 9695
Nandap Nanna, Service No. 9702
Usman Babangida, Service No. 9728
Hassan Sadat, Service No. 9906
Emenike Chidi, Service No. 11949,” the statement added.

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