Minister of Interior, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo

FG Probes Misconduct of Immigration Personnel at Seme Border

The Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has expressed sadness over the alleged unprofessional activities and misconduct of personnel of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) at Seme border.

The government, therefore, directed that immediate investigation and action be taken to ensure that such occurrences were stamped out.

The personnel were said to have acted in manners not in tandem with the Standard Operating Procedure of Service.

Also, the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Caroline Wuraola Adepoju, has declared that if the allegations against the personnel were proven to be true, the service would mete out severe consequences on the culprits.

Adepoju insisted that such misconduct was not reflective of the values and standards upheld by the NIS.

According to a statement endorsed by the Public Relations Officer of Nigeria Immigration Service, Dr Dotun Aridegbe, the CG expressed dismay at the behaviour of the personnel and, therefore, assured the public that immediate steps were being taken to investigate the matter thoroughly.

Aridegbe said: “The NIS is committed to upholding the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and service to the nation.

“In response to these allegations, the NIS is implementing changes at our borders to ensure the smooth passage of migrants without compromising national security.

“The Comptroller-General is personally overseeing these changes to address any shortcomings and to reinforce a culture of accountability within the Service.

“The NIS acknowledges the importance of public trust and wishes to encourage the general public to report any unprofessional conduct or provide feedback through the following official platforms:

X (Twitter): @Nigimmigration Instagram: Nigimmigration NIS Contact Center: 09121900655, 09121556359 and 09121477092.

“The Service assures the public that all feedback and complaints will be thoroughly investigated, and appropriate action taken to address any misconduct.

“The Comptroller-General is confident that, with the continued support of the Honourable Minister of Inter, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, and his dedication to fostering a disciplined and effective workforce within the NIS, the service will overcome challenges and strengthen its commitment to professionalism, accountability, and public trust.

“We remain committed to our mandate of ensuring the security of our borders and facilitating the smooth movement of people. We appreciate the cooperation of the public in helping us maintain the highest standards of professionalism and accountability.”