President Muhammadu Buhari has retired the acting Comptroller-general (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr. Isah Jere Idris.
This was sequel to the expiration of his initial extended one year tenure as well as the dust raised by several Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), who warned the Presidency against another consideration for Jere.
The development was contained in secret notification of one year tenure extension expiration memo addressed to Jere and obtained by Bellnewsonline.com.
The memo, dated April 17, 2023 with code number CDCFIB/APPT.CG&DCG/61/VOL.IV/74 was signed by the secretary to the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board, Obasi Edozie Edmond, on the orders of the Board chairman, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who is the Minister of Interior.
Jere is by the retirement notice directed to hand over the duties and responsibilities of his office to the most senior officer in the Service, pending the appointment of a substantive CG of Immigration.
Recall that Mr. Isah Jere Idris was appointed in acting capacity just before his retirement in April 2022 but got his tenure for one year ahead of the expiration.
The extended tenure will automatically elapse on April 24, 2023.