By Bisade Ojoye
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has said that a due process would be followed in the appointment of the new Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service
Aregbesola disclosed this while speaking at the Pulling Out Parade of Muhammed Babadende, the 16th Comptroller General of Immigration at the NIS headquarters’ Parade Ground, on Monday.
“The process of selecting the new CG is not arbitrary. It is following a due process and that is why somebody is standing in for that process to be completed.”
“We must commend the President for allowing due process and not just arbitrary impunity”, he said.
A Deputy Comptroller General in charge of Finance and Account, Idris Isah Jere, has taken over in an acting capacity pending the appointment of the substantive Comptroller General by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Muhammed Babandede was due for retirement last year September but his tenure was extended by a year.
Speaking at the Pulling Out Parade, Aregbesola said Babandede was one of the people who made his job as a minister less challenging.
He said Babandede’s wealth of experience in all aspects of immigration helped him to implement the president’s policies in the ministry, urging whoever would be his successor to sustain the feats of the outgone CG.
Babandede, appointed the Comptroller General of the NIS on the 15th of May 2016, took over from Martin Kure Abeshi.