The current failure of leadership at the Nigeria Immigration Service NIS, has taken another dimension sweeping across the service with many of its officers and men refusing to report to their controllers.
The affected officers and men are said to have willfully refused to follow the service’s chain of command by reporting to their area or state controllers as at when due.
The new Comptroller General of the service, Martin Kure Abeshi, has Friday, summoned an emergency meeting where he openly threatened to sack most of the border Controllers even as he ordered the immediate dismantling of all barricades mounted on border highways by the border patrol officers.
Many of the services personnel who are found wanting in this regard are mostly those along border areas and those on illegal roadblock duties along border areas.
The situation has reportedly worsened since the assumption of office of the current Comptroller General of the Service, Martin Kure Abeshi.
Worried by the development, Mr Abeshi said anyone found to have violated service’s rules would be penalized accordingly.
The CG gave the warning at a management meeting with Border Corps Commanders and Passport Control officers.
“Some of you do not report to your controllers, you are not on your own, you are under a controller of a command, we have received reports that you don’t even go to the command headquarters”, he said.
“Nobody should block highway , you should go an remove all barricades, no blocking of roads from today. Instead, park at strategic places, and if you discover a foreigner in a vehicle search the vehicle thoroughly, ” he warned.