NIS Boss, Babandede Resumes Work after Recovering from Coronavirus
The comptroller-general of Nigeria Immigration Service Muhammad Babandede has resumed duty after recovering from coronavirus.
Babandede tested positive for the virus on March 29.
He has resumed duty after isolation and treatment in line with the National Centre for Disease Control directive and subsequently tested negative twice after the 14 days isolation, treatment before his discharge.
“The Comptroller General of Immigration appreciates the level of Compliance by International flight Carriers on the international flights restrictions and closure of land borders, as well as the Seaport Command Control as directed by the government,” the spokesman for Immigration DCI Sunday James said on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, James said in an earlier statement that the service has developed a customised face mask for its operatives in order to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
He noted that Kwara state command came up with the initiative, which was welcomed by the Comptroller General, NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede.
“The CGI is appreciative of the various strides taken by the Officers and men all over the federation as they work at the frontline of the nation’s entry and exit points.
“The operatives have been working to ensure total compliance with the Federal Government directives.”
PRESS RELEASE /COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF IMMIGRATION RESUMES DUTY AFTER TESTING NEGATIVE TO COVID-19 :
The news of the resumption of duty of after the expiration of his leave period after initial testing positive to Covid-19, isolation and treatment in line with the NCDC directive and subsequent testing negative twice after the 14 days isolation, treatment before his discharge.
The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (CGI) Muhammad Babandede MFR has resumed duty after recovery and medical clearance on testing negative twice to COVID-19.
During the break he receives briefs online and directs accordingly with much to do with respect to national assignments as the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service saddled with the Control of Entry and Exit into and out of the country, enforcement of the Federal government directives with respect to the restriction order on International travels through the Airports, Closure of Land Borders, and Control of seaports human mobility and traffic of passengers and crew members on vessels, ships that falls within the category cleared as essential shipments for the economy or critical requirements that supports the government fight against Covid-19, the service has engaged all its Commands at the Air, Sea and Land Borders to step-up operations for the Control and management of human mobility, refusing entry of non-Nigerians who have no business with government in provision of critical services as stipulated by government in the restriction orders from coming into the country and allowing Nigerian returnees back to the country by handing them over to state ministry of health, WHO officials at the entry points to be subjected to NCDC compliance in line with the Medical procedures stipulated for every arriving passenger from outside the Country to curtail importation and possible spread of Covid-19, the Control measures at the Entry and Exit points has helped in the government fight to stop the spread and ensure the well-being of Nigerians and other citizens residing in Nigeria.
The Comptroller General of Immigration appreciates the level of Compliance by International flight Carriers on the International Flights restrictions and Closure of Land Borders, as well as the Seaport Command Control as directed by government, while encouraging the NIS Operatives to keep the tempo high without compromising National Security and Safety regulations as stipulated by NCDC and WHO.
DCI SUNDAY JAMES PCC,
SERVICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FOR :COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF IMMIGRATION SERVICE. 21st April 2020.