Less than 48 Hours after his Inauguration, the administration of President Bola Tinubu has announced that Adepoju Carol Wura-Ola, Deputy Comptroller General of Immigration, has been named interim Comptroller General of Immigration.
The Civil Defense, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board made the appointment.
Recall that this Newspaper had earlier reported that the president yesterday in his first appointments named Ambassador Kunle Adeleke as the State Chief of Protocol (SCOP) to the President.
He also appointed former Lagos State Commissioner of Information, Dele Alake as Presidential Spokesman and Olusegun Dada Special Adviser, Digital Media.
According to a letter signed by the Nigeria Immigration Service board’s secretary, Ja’afaru Ahmed, the appointment will become effective on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.
The letter conveyed the approval of the Chairman of the Board for Wura-Ola to assume the duties of the Office of the Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), as the most senior Deputy Comptroller General (DCG).
The letter further encouraged her to utilize her wealth of experience and contribute to the ongoing transformation of the Service.
The appointment of Adepoju Carol Wura-Ola follows the expiration of the extended tenure of former Comptroller-General Isah Jere on May 29, 2023.
As the new acting Comptroller General of Immigration, Wura-Ola will assume the responsibility of leading the Nigeria Immigration Service and guiding its operations.
The statement reads: “I write to convey the approval of the Chairman of the Board for you to cover duties of the Office of the Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) as the most senior Deputy Comptroller General (DCG).
“You are enjoined to bring to bear your wealth of experience on the job as well as Consolidate on the ongoing transformation of the Service.”