Defense and Security

Comptroller Of Immigration Test Negative From Coronavirus

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service Muhammad Babandede has fully recovered from Corona virus after testing positive on March 29.

He has resumed duty after isolation and treatment in line with the National Centre for Disease Control directive and subsequently tested negative twice after the 14 days isolation, treatment before his discharge.

This is according a statement communicated through the Public Relations Officer DCI Sunday James on Tuesday.

“The CGI Babandede resumed duty March 29 and went into isolation and medical attention. During the break he receives briefs online and directs accordingly with much to do with respect to national assignments as the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service saddled with the Control of Entry and Exit into and out of the country, enforcement of the Federal government directives with respect to the restriction order on International travels through the Airports, Closure of Land Borders, and Control of seaports human mobility and traffic of passengers and crew members on vessels, ships that falls within the category cleared as essential shipments for the economy or critical requirements that supports the government fight against Covid-19, the service has engaged all its Commands at the Air, Sea and Land Borders to step-up operations for the Control and management of human mobility, refusing entry of non-Nigerians who have no business with government in provision of critical services as stipulated by government in the restriction orders from coming into the country and allowing Nigerian returnees back to the country by handing them over to state ministry of health, WHO officials at the entry points to be subjected to NCDC compliance in line with the Medical procedures stipulated for every arriving passenger from outside the Country to curtail importation and possible spread of Covid-19, the Control measures at the Entry and Exit points has helped in the government fight to stop the spread and ensure the well-being of Nigerians and other citizens residing in Nigeria.”

Continuing, “The Comptroller General of Immigration appreciates the level of Compliance by International flight Carriers on the International Flights restrictions and Closure of Land Borders, as well as the Seaport Command Control as directed by government, while encouraging the NIS Operatives to keep the tempo high without compromising National Security and Safety regulations as stipulated by NCDC and WHO.”

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