*Asks Tinubu to retain Isa Jere
By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Isa Jere has been commended for instituting good reforms that are yielding positive results through out the country.
The National Coordinator of Concernrd Civil Society Organisations and the National Secretary, Comrade Mada Ibrahim and Okpani Mike Odeh James made the commendation in a chat with media men in Kaduna.
According to Comrade Mada Ibrahim, NIS under Isa Jere has been able to curb the influx of foreigners into Nigeria during election season and this have greatly reduced to the cases of illegal aliens participating in the country’s election.
“If you recall before the election, Isa Jere gave his commandants marching orders to weed out illegal aliens and prevent them from participating in the polls.
“That order resulted in the arrest of foreigners in Zaria, Kaduna, Akwa Ibom and Ogun with huge number of PVCs. We also are aware of how many others with the country’s PVCs were apprehended by the service.
“The result is what we saw during the election, zero reports of foreigners participating in our electoral process in 2023,” the group said.
Mada went on to commend the men and women of Nigerian Immigration Service for civil and orderly conduct during the elections proper.
“During the Presidential and Gubernatorial elections, reports we got showed that men and women of the Nigerian Immigration Service were very civil, diplomatic and were at their best.
“This has endeared them to the hearts and minds of many Nigerians and we are saying thank you to them and their boss,” they said.
Apart from helping to conduct an election that is free from the intervention of illegal aliens, Isa Jere was also commended by the group for initiating several other reforms such as the establishment of a digital electronic passport portal, which prevents time wasting and extortion of Nigerians seeking to obtain or renew the passports.
According to the group’s National Secretary, Okpani Mike Odeh James, “Jere has been able to restore discipline and hard work within the Service as men and women of NCIS are more dedicated to the jobs staff of the Service have been retrained or maximum efficiency under Isa Jere.
Okpani Mike further added that for the good of the service and the country, “we are calling on the incoming administration to allow Isa Jere continue with the reforms that he has initiated.
“We asking Bola Tinubu to add at least four more years to Jere’s tenure.”