The Comptroller General (CG) of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has retired from service.
A valedictory service was held in his honor on Friday at the headquarters and was attended by serving and retired officers, family members and friends.
The former CG, during his speech, noted that a lot of positive changes were made under his leadership with the help of officers and men.
“I am very proud today. I am leaving the Service better than I met it. I have made my contributions and I pray that successive leaders will improve on what we have done,” he said.
Dr. Sam Nwosu, Dr. Tony Luka Elumelu of the ECOWAS Commission and Mr. Rafael Rois Molina of FIAPP /ATPSOM also lauded Babandede for his efforts and achievements.
Babandede passed on the leadership baton to Deputy Comptroller General, Idris Isah Jere who is now the acting CG.
Until his new appointment, Jere was in-charge of the Directorate of Finance and Accounts.
A pull-out parade will hold for Babandede on Monday, September 13 at the parade ground of the headquarters in the FCT.