Ag. CG IMMIGRATION, ADEPOJU VISITS ILLELA BORDER; VOWS 100% COMPLIANCE TO FED. GOVT. DIRECTIVE
By Oki Samson, Trek Africa Newspaper
In order to ensure the effective implementation of the Federal Government’s directive to temporarily close all land borders with Niger Republic in light of their ongoing political instability, the Acting Comptroller General of Immigration, Caroline Wuraola Adepoju paid an assessment visit to the Illela Border Control Post. During the visit which took place yesterday, National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP can report that the Acting CGI expressed her satisfaction with the degree of compliance observed at the Illela Border Control Post and extended her appreciation to the officers for their diligence in upholding the closure directives.
Acting CGI Adepoju also took the opportunity to reiterate her earlier directive to all Comptrollers of Commands in states bordering Niger Republic, emphasizing the need for unwavering adherence to the closure measures. Quoting her, ‘Having witnessed the working conditions firsthand, including the Mamman Suka checkpoint, I recognize the challenges faced by my personnel. I am committed to leveraging our budgetary allocation to enhance the overall welfare and working environment of our personnel nationwide.’
The Service PRO, DCI Aridegbe Adedotun hinted that the Acting CGI Caroline Adepoju also visited the Usman Danfodio Teaching Hospital where she directly engaged with injured personnel who had fallen victim to a bandit assault at the Mamman Suka checkpoint near Illela.
This unfortunate incident resulted in the tragic loss of two lives. While interacting with the hospitalized officers, Adepoju extended her unwavering support and solidarity. She pledged to provide assistance to the grieving families during this trying period and made a firm commitment to ensuring that her personnel’s sacrifices would not be in vain as all necessary resources to bring the bandits to justice will be deployed.
Meanwhile, NAOSNP can report that the acting CGI Adepoju further engaged with the Executive Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto, and also paid a visit to the palace of the Sultan of Sokoto His Eminence, Sa’ad Abubakar III.
In these meetings, she sought the support of both the State government and traditional leaders in effectively managing the borders. She received assurances of collaboration and support from both quarters, with the government and traditional rulers pledging their commitment to the successful implementation of all border management initiatives.