The Nigeria Immigration Service has promoted and converted a total of 1,392 personnel in its workforce.
Acting spokesman of the agency, Amos Okpu, announced this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
Okpu said the exercise was approved by the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board through a September 7 memo following its 62nd meeting.
A breakdown of the figure shows that 37 Assistant Superintendents of Immigration (2) on Consolidated Paramilitary Salary Structure 08 were elevated to Assistant Superintendents of Immigration 1 on CONPASS 09.
Four hundred Higher National Diploma holders were promoted from Inspectors on CONPASS 07 to Senior Inspectors of Immigration on CONPASS 08 with effect September 8, 2016.
According to him, 209 officers were laterally converted from the Inspectorate Cadre to Superintendent Cadre across the rank effective January 1, 2017.
He stated that the figure includes the conversion/upgrading of 781 junior personnel to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Immigration (II) with effect from January 1, 2017.
He added that 174 Chief Immigration Assistants, who are holders of the National Certificate in Education and the Ordinary National Diploma were converted to Inspectors of Immigration effective January 1, 2018.
Okpu said the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, was elated over the development, and has urged the beneficiaries to reciprocate government’s gesture through dedication to service.