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Tunji-Ojo Decorates Nandap As New Immigration Boss

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The Honorable Minister of Interior Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has decorated Kemi Nanna Nandap, as the 19th Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, according to a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Kenneth Kure, and made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP).

Her appointment, which was earlier announced on 21st February, 2024, followed the retirement of the former Comptroller General of Immigration, Caroline Wura-Ola Adepoju, after years of meritorious service to her fatherland.

During the event today held at the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board in Abuja, Tunj-Ojo expressed his confidence in Nandap’s capabilities, and described her appointment by President Bola Tinubu as significant. He charged her to ensure the effective protection Nigeria’s borders.

“Your performance will be judged by how effectively you safeguard our borders. The security of Nigeria relies heavily on the Nigeria Immigration Service. I encourage you to be innovative and bring your qualifications and training to bear on your duties” he said.

Responding, CGI Nandap expressed gratitude to the president for the trust and confidence reposed in her to lead the service. She assured him of her commitment to serve the nation with integrity and placing the welfare of her officers at the forefront of her leadership. Nandap stressed her dedication to enhancing policies against irregular migration and bolstering border security, stating, “A secure border is a safe nation.”

Kemi Nanna Nandap is native of Abeokuta in Ogun state. She was born on 3rd June 1966 in Zaria, Kaduna state. She attended Corona Primary School Jos and St. John’s College Jos, before proceeding to the University of Ibadan where she bagged a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry
6. She was recruited into the Nigeria Immigration Service in 1989 as an Assistant Superintendent of Immigration. A participant of the 24th Basic Superintendent Course at the premier Immigration Training School Kano, and in 2016 attended the Immigration Command and Staff College (ICSC) Sokoto, where she emerged the best student in academics.

Kemi Nanna Nandap rose through the ranks while serving in different capacities in various Formations of NIS, including Ogun state, Lagos, Bauchi, Anambra, FCT, Plateau State Command, Murtala Mohammed International Airport Command, Zone F Headquarters and the Service Headquarters.

She holds a Master of Science in International Relations and Strategic Studies from the University of Jos; Masters in Business Administration from the University of Abuja; Certificate in Entrepreneurial Development from the Lagos Business School (LBS); Certificate in Leadership and Succession Planning, from the Centre for Management Development (CMD).

She is also a Member of Myproject Institute of Strategic Studies (MMIS), Fellow, Chattered Institute of Public and Diplomacy Management and also a Fellow, Chartered Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria.

Until her appointment as the CGI, Kemi Nanna Nandap was the Deputy Comptroller General in charge of Passport and Other Travel Documents.

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Ibadin Urges Commitment, Proactive Engagement As Victoria Island PCRC Elects New Executive

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Renowned security expert and public analyst, Mr. Matthew Ibadin, has charged newly elected executive members of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Victoria Island unit, to imbibe the spirit of commitment, proactive engagement and dedication in the service of the unit, Lagos State and Nigeria.

Ibadin was speaking while accepting his leadership role just as the new executives, which he leads, took the oath of office to propel the activities of the unit for another defined period.

In his speech, the newly elected Chairman, Mr. Matthew Ibadin, expressed his gratitude and outlined his vision for the future of the PCRC, emphasizing the importance of collaboration and proactive measures to address community security concerns.

He also charged the members of his team to continue to focus on the revival of the PCRC, emphasizing the need for renewed commitment and proactive engagement.

“We are poised to lead the PCRC with dedication and vision, aiming to strengthen the ties between the community and the police force, ensuring a safer and more cohesive environment for all,” Ibadin promised on behalf of the leadership.

The election, which was held in the first week of the month at the Best Western Hotel, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, witnessed a vibrant turnout of members, well wishers and the general public, culminating in the churning out of progressive and vibrant set of eggheads committed to enhancing community-police relations and improving security measures.

In her remarks at the event, the Chairlady of PCRC Area A Command, took time to encourage the members with clear cut inspiration on how to go about the business of leading community policing in the aread.

After the elections, conducted by Mr. Jude Ndoh Esq., the following emerged as officers of the team

Treasurer: Imoh Gabriel
Deputy General Secretary: Ochonya Dan-Ugo
Vice Chairman: Ighomuaye Anthony
Chairman: Matthew Ibadin

The Deputy General Secretary, Ochonya Dan-Ugo, was on hand to give a vote of thanks before Mr. Abdulmalik Abdul said a closing prayer to signify the end of proceedings.

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Aare EmmanuelKing Hails Ogun First Lady, Bamidele Abiodun @58

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The Chairman/CEO Adron Group, Aare Adetola EmmanuelKing, has extended warm felicitations to Her Excellency, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, the First Lady of Ogun State, on the occasion of her 58th birthday.

In his congratulatory message, Aare EmmanuelKing lauded Mrs. Abiodun’s unwavering dedication to the welfare of women and children in Ogun State, highlighting her numerous philanthropic activities and her pivotal role in community development.

He commended her compassionate efforts in advocating the rights and welfare of the less privileged, which have significantly impacted the lives of many.

“Your Excellency, your exemplary life and steadfast dedication to the betterment of Ogun State and its people have been a beacon of inspiration to many. Your leadership and passion have not only complemented the vision of His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun, but have also played a crucial role in the continuous progress and transformation of Ogun State,” Aare EmmanuelKing stated.

He further praised Mrs. Abiodun for her support of initiatives aimed at enhancing health and education in the state, acknowledging her contributions to fostering a better and more inclusive society. Aare EmmanuelKing expressed his prayers for her continued good health, happiness, and the fulfillment of all her aspirations.

As Mrs. Abiodun marks this significant milestone, Aare EmmanuelKing joined her family, friends, and well-wishers in celebrating her remarkable achievements and contributions to Ogun State. He wished her a joyous birthday filled with peace, prosperity, and continued success.

Adron Homes and Properties Ltd., under the leadership of Aare Adetola EmmanuelKing, remains committed to supporting the growth and development of Ogun State and looks forward to continuing its collaboration with the government in achieving these goals.

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Tinubu Approves Appointment of Walson-Jack As New Head of Civil Service

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President Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, approved the appointment of Didi Esther Walson-Jack as Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.

Presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale said the appointment will take effect from August 14, 2024.

“Mrs. Walson-Jack was appointed Federal Permanent Secretary in 2017 and has served in several Ministries.

“The new appointee will take over from the incumbent Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, CFR, who is due to retire on August 13, 2024,” Ngelale said in a statement.

President Tinubu, who thanked the outgoing Head of Service for her stewardship, tasked the incoming Head of Service to discharge her duties with innovative flair, integrity, and stringent adherence to the extant rules and regulations of the Civil Service of the Federation.

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