Current and Past Leaders of the Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS)

Since the establishment of the Nigeria Immigration Services in 1958, the agency have had leaders who supervised the duties and affairs of the agency. After the establishment was restructured in 1963 to manage modern migration in line with global, regional and sub-regional political alignments, the agency was headed by the Chief Federal Immigration Officer (CFIO).

E. H. Harrison, Esq was the first Chief Federal Immigration Officer (CFIO). In 1977 the agency was restructured and the head of Immigration Services was headed by the Director of Immigration.

In 1990, the Nigeria Immigration Services had Alh. Garba Abbas as the last Director of Immigrations and as the first Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Services(NIS).

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The first female Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS) Lady U. C. Nwizu, was appointed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2000.

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Services is appointed by the President of the federation.

Here are a list of current and past leaders of the Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS)

Immigration Boss

Position

Date

EH Harrison, Esq.

CFIO

1962 – 1966

JE Onubogu

CFIO

1966 – 1967

Alayedeino Esq

CFIO

1967 – 1976

Alh. Aliyu Mohammed

Director of Immigration

1977 – 1979

Lawal Sambo

Director of Immigration

1979 – 1985

Muhammed Damulak

Director of Immigration

1985 – 1990

Alh. Garba Abbas

Director of Immigration / CGIS

1990 – 1995

Alh. Sahabi Abubakar Dange

CGIS

1995 – 1999

Alh. U. K. Umar

CGIS

1999 – 2000

Lady U. C. Nwizu

CGIS

2000 – 2004

Chukwurah Joseph Udeh

CGIS

2005 – 2010

Rose Chinyere Uzoma

CGIS

2010 – 2013

Rilwan Bala Musa, mni

Ag. CGIS

2013

David Shikfu Parradang, mni

CGIS

2013 – 2015

Martin Kure Abeshi

CGIS

2015 – 2016

Mohammed Babandede

CGIS

2016- Date

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