Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Isa Jere, has said the service will be on high alert to identify and arrest foreigners trying to participate in the forthcoming 2023 elections.
Speaking at an election retreat organised for NIS Zonal Coordinators and Command Comptrollers, on Wednesday, in Abuja, Jere revealed that the NIS has successfully confiscated voter and national identification cards in the hands of foreigners who were promptly repatriated to their countries.
He also said that any personnel caught participating in partisan politics will be sanctioned.
“All the Comptrollers shall be held liable for any lapses or partisanship involving personnel under their watch.
“You are hereby charged to re-orientate Officers and Men to exhibit a high sense of professionalism to complement the current positive public perceptions of the Service as a result of our ongoing reforms.
“This period calls for the highest level of security awareness among all personnel and any acts of compromise shall be treated as sabotage against our national security.”