Immigration, Ib’ North LG Scuffle : Controller General Wades In, Pacifies Council Chair, To Sanction Guilty Personnel

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After the alleged harassment and assault to chairman of Ibadan North Local government, Hon. Shuaib Oladayo Yusuf and his aides at the Nigerian Immigration Office in Ibadan, The controller general,  Muhammad Babandede MFR has issued a statement to call for peace between the his men and the host local government in Ibadan.

The controller general in a release through the Amos OKPU mnipr Assistant Controller of Immigration Service apologized to the local government and its chairman and ordered an investigation into the unfortunate development. 

Press release read :

The attention of the Comptroller General of Immigration (CGI), Muhammad Babandede MFR has been drawn to some reports about a misunderstanding between some of our Personnel at the Oyo State Command Office and Officials of the Ibadan North Local Government Area yesterday. 

2. The Comptroller General is disturbed that a minor misunderstanding was not quickly resolved leading to an unnecessary scuffle between two friendly agencies that have maintained very cordial relationship over the years. 

3. The Ibadan North Local Government Council remains one of the best immediate neighbours and indeed the nearest democratic institution to the Oyo State Command Complex. Our agency has huge regards as well as honour for democratic institutions and thus should not be involved in anything to the contrary. 

The Service and Ibadan North Local Government Council have continued to enjoy excellent neighbourliness over the decades thereby making this altercation most unfortunate, 

4. The Comptroller General holds the Chairman of the Council and his Management team in high esteem and so has ordered an investigation into the unfortunate development. 

5. He appeals for calm stressing that due diligence will be taken to not only ensure amicable resolution of the matter but that any Personnel found to have acted unprofessionally is appropriately sanctioned. 

Signed ACI Amos OKPU mnipr ASSISTANT COMPTROLLER OF IMMIGRATION SERVICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER FOR: COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF IMMIGRATION 19TH AUGUST, 2021 

 

Fatima Hassan

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