By Tola Gbadamosi
The Ondo State Comptroller of Immigration, Abosede Olufunmilayo has charged the newly promoted 37 officers of the command to perform better in their responsibilities.
Olufunmilayo gave the advice on Wednesday while decorating the newly promoted officers in the state.
The promotion exercise took place simultaneously at various Commands across the zone.
The 37 promoted officers include: one Deputy Comptroller, five Chief Superintendent of Immigration, three Superintendent of Immigration, seven Deputy Superintendent, six Assistant Superintendent immigration and 15 Assistant Superintendent immigration.
The Comptroller added that to whom much is given much is expected, noting that it is an added responsibility for the officers.
“To others that were not promoted, there is always a next time especially now that we have a new acting Comptroller General that has emphasized on the welfare of officers. Our promotion is part of the welfare to encourage officers to enable them give thier best.
The Comptroller disclosed that more promotions will be coming up soon.
Speaking, State Controller, Nigeria Correctional Centre, Jude Agboje said: “We encourage you all with new ranks and we pray that God will help you. It is important that you understand the ranks you are wearing.
“It is a call for higher responsibility and it’s important you understand and carry yourself well.”
The Ondo state Director of Defence Intelligent Agency, Aborinde Adeyemo at the ceremony also advised the newly promoted officers to see their promotion as added responsibility.
Adding that the newly promoted officers should ensure they increase their inputs at their various departments.
The Ondo State Commandant of The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Olayinka Olatundun enjoined them to see their promotion as a call to service as their loyalty is required.
Speaking on behalf of the newly promoted officers, Deputy Comptroller Immigration, Folasade Olaofe, who was promoted from ACI to DCI commended the Ondo state Immigration Comptroller and the entire immigration service for the promotion.
She said that the promotion would encourage them to give their best to Nigerians and the Force and pledged commitment to live up to the expectations of the new rank.