Kebbi Gov, Idris donates new Hilux Van to NIS, pledges sustained support

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From Maiharaji Altine Salah

Kebbi State Governor, Dr Nasir Idris, Kauran Gawandu has donated a brand new Hilux van to the Kebbi State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS)

This is just as the Governor has also pledged sustained support to the personnel of the service to enable them discharge their constitutional duties across the state.

Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service Kemi Nandap, speaking during the visit to Gov Nasir Idris at govt house Birnin kebbi

Dr. Idris announced the largesse on Thursday when the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Kemi Nandap, visited him at Government House, Birnin Kebbi.

The governor also promised to assist the NIS in the planned establishment of its National Training Institute in the State .

The Kauran Gwandu also instantly approved her request for the inclusion of NIS in the State Security Committee.

“I have approved this humble request right  now . I have also directed the SSG to always invite them whenever the committee will meet,” he said .

Dr. Idris said that he doesn’t subscribe to the school of thought that federal workers are not part of the state governments, saying, ” they are working for the people of Kebbi State.”

Some officers of the NIS at the visit to Govt House Birnin kebbi

According to the Governor, his administration belongs to everybody and he would stop at nothing to make all categories of workers in the state more secure and comfortable.

He congratuled the C-G on her appoinment, noting, “President Bola Tinubu is meticulous in appointing CEOs and I am confident that you will live above board and succeed.”

Speaking earlier, the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Kemi Nandap told the Govermor that she was in the state for an on-the-spot assessment of the needs of the officers of the service.

She described Kebbi State as very strategic as it harbours three international borders including a marine one.

The C-G said that the visit was part of the Federal Government’s efforts to provide timely solutions to the myriad of.challenges at the borders.

They include irregular migration, trans-border crimes and the proliferation of small arms and light weapons.

She commended the governor for his magnanimity to NIS,including his donation to the families of two decaased officers.

The C-G also lauded Dr Idris for instantly renovating the burnt passport office in the State Command that was recently gutted by fire.

Highlights of the occasion was presentation of a plaque to Governor Nasir Idris by the NIS chief in recognition of his outstanding leadership.

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