President Buhari has appointed Muhammed Babandede as the interim Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, (NIS). The former Immigration boss Martin Abeshi who was appointed by the President on August 27, 2015, was reportedly fired after holding the position in an acting capacity for six days. At the time of his appointment, he had already been slated to proceed on a three-month terminal leave beging from October 2015.
The removal of Abeshi was contained in a letter, (pictured)which was signed by Lt-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau(rtd) the Minister of Interior on Tuesday, May 17, entitled: ‘notification of retirement’. The letter directed Abechi to hand over to Babandede(pictured) with immediate effect.
Vanguard reports that the reason for his sack may be connected with his handling of the recent replacement in the service. The CG allegedly employed his third wife and his eldest son into the service. Both recruits were said to be under-going training in Kano.