The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Mr Muhammad Babandede has directed the disinfection of all operational windows of the service where the public patronises it.
Babandede disclosed this in a statement by the Service Public Relations Officer, Mr Sunday James, on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said that the service was taking advantage of the lockdown and movement restriction to carry out this work.
The service had suspended operations at its passport offices and migrant e-registration centres nationwide in compliance government orders to curtailing further spread of the Covid-19.
“The service is taking this opportunity to appreciate all and sundry for their concern and prayers.
“We are assuring Nigerians that all passport and other service delivery units are doing their best to clear the backlog of applications submitted for passports.
“Including other NIS facilities before the government directive to enable a smooth resumption at the end of the period given by government,” he said.
Babandede said that the State Comptrollers around the borders were busy monitoring the field officers for compliance and enforcement in line with government directive.
The comptroller General added that this also guarantees harmonious habitation and living between the NIS operatives and border communities within this period.
He appreciated the conducts of the officers and men of the service in maintaining civility, peaceful co-existence while keeping the border safe at all the entry and exit points.
Babandede equally enjoined the operatives to stay safe, adhering to standard best medical advises always.
He advised the public to shun fraudsters that are bent on defrauding innocent Nigerians by creating fake portals for NIS facilities and services.
“All enquiries and complaints to be directed to the following helplines: (Phone/Email) , (Phone/Email) , (Phone/Email) ,’’ he said.
Edited By: Mustapha Lamidi/Ismail Abdulaziz
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