Wadata Media and Advocacy Centre (WAMAC), an anti-corruption crusader based in Abuja has commended the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) for the commencement of an investigation over alleged extortion of National Identity Card applicants by one of its staff, Mr. Bayo…, and urged the service to conduct similar activities nationwide.
The said immigration officer works at Federal Secretariat office of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Ilorin, Kwara State and is allegedly known for demanding money from individuals applying for National Identity Card. The service that should have been carried out free of charge.
The investigation of alleged extortion was as a result of a report by an undercover journalist of Wadata Media and Advocacy Centre (WAMAC) posing to be enrolled into NIMC data base.
Reacting to the allegation, WAMAC commend the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Comptroller, Kwara State Command, Mr. Jerry Inalegwu for commencing a thorough investigation with a pledge that “any staff found involved will be dealt with appropriately”
Mr. Inalegwu stressed that the service through the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede has warned staff against involving in any corrupt practices.
SIGNEDFOR WADATA MEDIA & ADVOCACY CENTRE (WAMAC)(An Anti-Corruption Media Advocate through Investigative Journalism based in Abuja with the Support of MacArthur Foundation)