Confusion as Aregbesola denies removal of Immigration boss

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has denied knowledge of the directive mandating the retirement of the current Acting Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Isah Idris.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that fielding questions from State House correspondents, at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, the Minister said, “It is Greek to me.”

It would be recalled that it was earlier reported that the Governing Board of the Nigeria Immigration Service served a retirement notice to the Acting CGI, Isah Idris, effective on or before April 24, 2023.

The board had cited the expiration of the one-year extension of service granted by President Muhammadu Buhari, directing the CGI to hand over to the most senior Deputy Comptroller General.

The memo, dated April 17, 2023, with code number CDCFIB/APPT.CG&DCG/61/VOL.IV/74 was signed by the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board Secretary, Obasi Edmond, on the orders of the Board chairman and Interior Minister, Rauf Aregbesola.

It is titled “Notification of expiration of one-year extension in office as acting Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service.”

But when asked to clarify the matter, Aregbesola said: “It is Greek to me.”

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