President Muhammadu Buhari has on Tuesday approved the appointment of Mohammed Babandede as the new Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).
The appointment was issued in a statement signed by Bassey Akpanyung, permanent secretary, Ministry of Interior, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.
Until his appointment, Mr. Babandede was a Deputy Comptroller-General at the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters.
Mr. Babandede replaces Martin Abeshi, who retired last week from the Service at the end of his tenure.
The statement said that the appointment of Mr. Babandede is to take effect from May 15, 2016.
The letter to that effect, signed by the Minister of Interior, Lt-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), read:
“I write to notify that the last day of your service in the Nigeria Immigration Service has lapsed on Sunday, 15 May 2016 in accordance with the extension granted you vide PRES/92/INTR/7 dated 4 March 2016. Consequently, you are to handover to DCG Mohammed Babandede (NIS/4817) as the Acting Comptroller General of Immigration effective immediately.”
Babandede hails from Jigawa State and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in History/Islamic Studies before proceeding to the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU Zaria where he obtained a Masters degree in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice.