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NIS deploys 21,640 officers to monitor election

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The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has deployed 21,640 officers for the February 25 and March 11 elections across the 36 states and FCT.

The NIS comptroller general, Isah Jere, made this disclosure in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

Comptroller Jere said the service approved the deployment of the personnel to be part of the election monitoring security apparatus of the federal government.

He, however, charged all the state comptrollers to ensure strict elections monitoring in their respective states, with regards to the non-participation of foreigners in the exercise.

A few days ago, the Comptroller-General approved the immediate reposting of 41 senior officers to border states.

The NIS in a statement titled “Ahead of 2023 elections: NIS redeploys 11 ACGs and 30 state comptrollers” and signed by the Public Relations Officer, Tony Akuneme said the redeployment affected 11 Assistant Comptrollers General in charge of the various zones and 30 Comptrollers posted to new states.

“According to the posting order, signed on behalf of the Comptroller General by the Deputy Comptroller General in charge of Human Resources, Usman Babangida, the states affected were mainly those that bordered Nigeria with neighbouring countries,” the statement read in part.

They include Yobe, Adamawa, Sokoto, Katsina, Zamfara, Oyo, Lagos (Seme Border) and Cross River states.

Other states who are getting new Comptrollers include Gombe, Kaduna, kano, Plateau, Bauchi, FCT, Nassarawa, Edo, Bayelsa, Rivers (Marine Command), Anambra and Enugu, among others.

According to Akuneme, “all the deployments are with immediate effect and the CGIS placed a very high premium on the critical role of his personnel in the success of the forthcoming general elections.”

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