Buhari overrules board directive, extends Jere’s tenure as immigration boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of the tenure of the Comptroller General, Nigerian Immigration service, NIS, Isah Jere, ruling against the directive of the board earlier issued.

The board of the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board, wrote on April 17, 2023 to Mr Jere, directing him to hand over to the most senior officer in the service as his tenure expired.

Mr Jere’s tenure was extended for one year after his reaching his mandatory retirement age on April 24, 2022.

Amidst the succession chaos, the president re-extended the tenure “till May 29”.

A statement issued in Abuja on Friday by NIS spokesman, Tony Akuneme, said Mr Jere would remain in office till May 29.

Mr Akuneme said that the approval was contained in a letter signed by the chief of staff to the president, Ibrahim Gambari.

According to him, Mr Jere has since resumed duties at the service headquarters.

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