Immigration Boss Recovers From COVID-19, Resumes Work

Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede, has resumed work following his recovery from COVID-19 disease. The Public Relation Officer of NIS, Mr Sunday James, disclosed on Tuesday in Abuja that the comptroller-general returned to work after testing negative twice.

James said that Babandede tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from the United Kingdom and consequently went into isolation thereafter.

“During the break, he received briefs online and directed accordingly with respect to national assignments as the comptroller-general of immigration saddled with control of people’s entry and exit, enforcement of the Federal Government directives with respect to the restriction order on international travels through the airports, land borders and seaports,” James added

Meanwhile, James said that the service engaged all its commands at the air, sea and land borders to step-up operations for the control and management of human mobility.

He said that non-Nigerians, who had no business with government in provision of critical services as stipulated in the restriction order, were prevented from coming into Nigeria.

He further said that Nigerians were, however, allowed entry but handed over to officials of ministries of health and World Health Organisation for compliance with protocols.
Babandede through the NIS spokeperson also expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance and urging officers and men of the NIS to sustain the tempo and avoid compromising national security and safety regulations. (News Agency of Nigerian).

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