By Augustine Ehikioya
To ensure quick service delivery, the newly appointed Acting Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Caroline Wuruola Adepoju, has directed all the Passport Offices Nationwide to take necessary steps to ensure no Nigerian is subjected to any unnecessary delays.
She also directed them to immediately stop any substandard treatments to Nigerians in the course of applying for Passports.
This was contained in a statement by the Comptroller Media and Publicity, Tony Akuneme, which was made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA).
It said “The new Ag CCIS read the riot act when she addressed top management of the NIS minutes after taking over from Alhaji Isah Jere, the immediate past CGIS.
‘”Mrs Adepoju went on to say that she will focus majorly on Passport issues and staff welfare as those two aspects contributed mostly to the complaints of Nigerians and NIS personnel.
“She announced that a stakeholders meeting will be convened in the next few days to x-Ray the real issues in Passport process and to proffer far reaching solutions, which will include opening more front offices in the Lagos area where bulk of the complaints emanated from,” the statement said.
The Ag CGIS, according to the statement, also said she will adopt a bottom top approach in tackling officers welfare and will start by meeting all cadres of staff to hear their genuine needs in a bid to hit the ground running with a blueprint that will be based on an all inclusive needs assessment.
“She poured encomiums on the immediate past CGIS and asked God to guide him in his future endeavours.”
The statement also recalled that Mrs Adepoju had served in various locations during her career in the NIS, the highpoint of which was her appointment as Deputy Comptroller General in charge of Finance, a position she occupied before her present appointment.