The Nigeria Immigration Service NIS has dismissed eight of its personnel and sanctioned 18 others for various offences ranging from indiscipline to employment racketeering and other forms of corrupt practices.

A statement signed by Kenneth Kure, a Chief Superintendent of Immigration on behalf of the Comptroller General, Isah Idris Jere said the decision was taken following the approval granted by the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB), which noted that “the conducts of the personnel have remained grossly unbecoming and unacceptable as members of the Service.”

Part of the statement reads; “After exhaustive deliberations by the committees, eight personnel comprising one Chief Superintendent of Immigration (CSI), two Deputy Superintendents of Immigration (DSI), two Assistant Superintendents of Immigration II (ASI2) and three rank and file were summarily dismissed from the Service.

“Meanwhile, nine other personnel comprising one Assistant Superintendent of Immigration II (ASI2) and eight (8) junior personnel were issued warning letters just as six personnel were discharged and acquitted from all the allegations brought against them.”

Displaying a picture of one of the accused, she said the officers had lied to her that since she was not yet 40 years old, she would not be allowed into the United Arab Emirates.