The Comptroller of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Oyo State command, Usman Babangida, has charged the 169 newly-promoted officers to use their new positions to improve their services to the nation.
The comptroller gave the advice while decorating the newly promoted officers on Wednesday in Ibadan.
Babangida said that Nigerians and the service would continue to count on them to contribute their quotas to the development of the country.
He said the promotion was not just to add rank to their shoulders but to work harder to the expectations of Nigerians.
“People should be able to see remarkable change of attitude to duty in you and it must show immediately.
“It is often said that to whom much is given much is expected. Equally important, your new rank must reflect in your family spending.
“This promotion is another monumental joy not only in the heart of the newly promoted officers but in the history of our noble service,“he said.
He said that 169 officers of the command have been elevated out of over 9,000 officers and men of NIS promoted this year.
Also speaking, Mrs Chukwurah Uche, Oyo State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), and Oyo State Comptroller of Customs, Helen Ngozi, urged the officers to be discipline and humble.
In his remark, the Director General of Oyo State Operation Burst, Col James Ajibola-Oladipo (rtd), said that the NIS was key to the security of the country and urged the officers to remain professional and be loyal to the service and country.
Speaking on behalf of the promoted officers, Deputy Comptroller of Immigration, Anthony Chikezie, pledged the commitment of the officers to be more dedicated to the service and Nigeria as a whole.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that among the newly-promoted officers was the command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Olufemi Olatunji, who was promoted to Superintendent of Immigration.