NIS Boss Idris Jere Calls for Commitment to Reforms As 2022 Customer Service Week Ends

NIS Boss Idris Jere Calls for Commitment to Reforms As 2022 Customer Service Week Ends

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NIS Boss Idris Jere Calls for Commitment to Reforms As 2022 Customer Service Week Ends

Acting Comptroller General of Immigration Isah Jere Idris has reiterated management’s commitment to building and sustaining excellent service delivery structures across all service windows while urging Personnel to continue to treat all those who come to obtain facilities at any of the Service’s Windows as kings and queens.


The acting Comptroller General, according to a statement made available to National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), and signed by the Agency’s Public Relations Officer, Amos Okpu, on behalf of the Acting Comptroller General, stated this on Friday while closing the 2022 NIS Customer Service Week at the Headquarters, Abuja.


He described this year’s event as unprecedented, and a product of diligent preparation going by the huge mobilization, publicity and array of very special guests, who attended the event across Commands and Formations.

He was particularly thrilled by the reassuring comments expressed by some service seekers who felt very delighted by the quality of services they received across service Points. He enjoined Personnel to sustain the standard so far established during the Customer Service Week event stressing that huge sanctions await anyone caught in any unprofessional conducts. He further affirmed his commitment to enhanced staff welfare maintaining that conducive workplace environment shall be emplaced across Commands and Formations for higher productivity.

In her remark, the Special Adviser to the President and Secretary of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), Dr. Jumoke Oduwole commended the NIS for remaining a critical partner in the Ease of Doing Business reform efforts of government particularly with the great innovations in the areas of Visa on Arrival reforms, automation of the Temporary Work Permit facility as well as the ongoing Passport administration and issuance reform efforts. She however, called for a deeper commitment to processes and procedures for more pleasant customers’ experiences.

Earlier, the national coordinator of SERVICOM Mrs. Nnnena Akajemeli said that the NIS has remained one of the most consistent reforms-minded government agencies in the country stressing that the Service has continued to evolve structures and strategies to improve the quality of its services. She expressed deep appreciation to the team of Immigration Officers at the Nigeria Embassy in Rome for the beautiful reports of good services they are offering to Nigerians over there. She called for sustenance of the current tempo and urged management to remain firm in staff welfare as well as strong commitment in dealing with deviant conducts to serve as deterrent to others.

The NIS Customer Service Week held from 14th -18th February, 2022 in all Commands and Formations within and outside the country.

Many guests at the event including the Director of the Monitoring Department at the National Human Rights Commission Mr. Benedict Agu and Mr. Philips Enyali of the Public Complaints Commission commended the Service for a successful Customer Service Week event. They called for sustenance of the gains of the event.

A major highlight of the event was the presentation of awards to Officers and Men who have made some significant contributions to quality service delivery across NIS operational Windows. They include the Zonal Coordinator of Zone “A” Lagos, ACG Kunle Osisanya fdc, former Principal Staff Officer to the acting CGI, ACG UA Auna, Command Comptrollers of Ogun and FCT, KM Alao and TA Ahmed respectively and the Lagos Airport Comptroller Kemi Nandap and her Cross River Command counterpart SC Baike. Other awardees include the Service Public Relations Officer, ACI Amos OKPU and the head of the Immigration Desk at the Nigeria Embassy in Rome, DCI LM Zakari among others.

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