President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mohammed Babandede as the Acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).

Babandede will take over from former occupant, Martin Abeshi who was served with a notice of retirement on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

The directive was given via a letter signed by Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau.

The letter reads:

“I write to notify that the last day of your service in the Nigeria Immigration Service has lapsed on Sunday, 15 May 2016 in accordance with the extension granted you vide PRES/92/INTR/7 dated 4 March 2016. Consequently, you are to handover to DCG Mohammed Babandede (NIS/4817) as the Acting Comptroller General of Immigration effective immediately.”

Babandede was a Deputy Comptroller General before his appointment.