Immigration CG, Adepoju Declare 3-day Mourning For Personnel Who Died In Auto Crash
By People’s Voice Nigeria | News
Acting Comptroller of Immigration, Caroline Wuro-Ola Adepoju, has expressed deep sadness over the tragic loss of four immigration personnel on Sunday in a ghastly accident few kilometers from Kano.
The deceased personnel were returning from Kano to Abuja after an official assignment alongside seven others, in an 18 seater official bus which crashed a few kilometers from the commercial city, killing four of the immigration officers.
Seven of their accompanying colleagues, according DCI Adedotun Aridegbe, Service PRO, sustained various degrees of injury and are receiving treatment at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano.
Aridegbe who briefed journalists on the tragic incident on Monday said the Acting CG Immigration is deeply grieved by the sad loss and have personally extended her condolences to the families of the deceased personnel.
The Acting Comptroller, Aridegbe said, has directed a thorough investigation into the tragic incident with a view to forestalling a repeat in the future.
The service has also ordered a three-day mourning period as all state commands are directed to fly the flag Service at half mast during the mourning period.
“The Acting Comptroller General of Immigration, Caroline Wura-Ola Adepoju, is deeply grieved by this loss and is personally extending her condolences and support to the families of the deceased. The Service stands firmly with those left behind by their breadwinners during this distressing period.
“An immediate investigation has been ordered by the Acting CG to ascertain the remote cause of the accident. We are committed to understanding the circumstances that led to this tragic event and will take appropriate measures to prevent such incidents in the future.
“This is a time of deep reflection for the entire Nigeria Immigration Service family. The Acting CGI has directed all Commands and Formation Heads to fly our flag at half-mast for the next seven days. We will observe a three-day mourning period in honor and memory of our fallen colleagues.”