The newly-appointed Comptroller General of Immigration, Mr. Martins Abeshi, says all officers charging extra money to issue passports will be sacked once exposed.
Abeshi said this during his.....first visit to Lagos since his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The immigration boss said the President specifically appointed him in order to address the high rate of corruption in the Nigeria Immigration Service.
He said, “I don’t want any of us to engage in corrupt practices. Corrupt practices in passport offices are not far from extortion, charging more than what government said you should collect from applicants; collecting unnecessary fees which the government hasn’t stated.
“That must stop and that is the message I have for you from President Buhari. All our jobs, including mine, are on the line if we are found wanting. If we are doing this, let us stop it.”
The immigration boss said the Federal Government had put some mechanisms in place to expose corrupt officers.
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