The Nigerian government has ended speculation that it is planning to extend the tenure of the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, Idris Isah whose tenure ends on April 24.
The Immigration boss, was in a letter dated April 17 and signed by the secretary to the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board, Obasi Edozie Edmund directed to hand over the affairs of the service to the most senior officer.
The memo directed him to “hand over to the most senior officer, the Deputy Comptroller General on or before Monday 24th April, 2023, pending Mr. President’s appointment of a substantive Comptroller General of the Service”.
Some disgruntled forces within the service were said to be planning a protest should the Comptroller General secure tenure extension for the second time, saying his continued stay in the service would breed bad blood and illegality.
A reliable source had it that the concerned officers had already written to the president, kicking against further extension of his tenure.
The City Gazette recalled that president Muhammadu Buhari had granted the NIS boss a one-year tenure extension in 2022..