Posted by News Express | 28 January 2019 | 2,046 times
The national body of the Immigration Officers’ Wives Association (IMMOWA) has inaugurated its Osun State Chapter in Osogbo, Osun State.
The inauguration, which took place on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, was preceded by the commissioning of the IMMOWA Osun State Chapter’s ultra-modern building complex in Osogbo.
The IMMOWA House, which has a Sickbay, Day Care Center (Creche), Conference Hall and Secretariat, was commissioned by the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr Muhammad Babandede. The CG was represented by the Deputy Comptroller General of the Immigration in charge of Visa and Residency, Mrs FO Anene.
Babandede expressed delight over the multipurpose IMMOWA Osun State Secretariat, the first of its kind in the country.
He commended the Osun State command of NIS for the landmark achievements and urged NIS commands across the country to emulate Osun State Command.
His words: “This project will go a long way in history to propel the much desired hope and aspiration of the officers and their families who will benefit from the facilities.”
Babandede charged the officers and men of NIS to rededicate themselves to their duties and serve with full commitment.
He challenged officers and men of the service to put in their best as patriotic citizens.
“I can assure officers and men of NIS that better days are still ahead and good days are here as we can see from the Service headquarters to the formations. Please don’t be left out. Contribute your best and posterity will discern the rest,” Babandede said.
The National President of IMMOWA, Mrs Gadatu Babandede, was represented at the event by Mrs N.A. Ibrahim, who performed the inauguration of the secretariat on her behalf in company of Mrs Maira Zainy Sadiq, Mrs Farida Yerima, Mrs Aisha Alfa, Mrs Ann Garuba and three others from Abuja.
Mrs Gadatu Babandede said IMMOWA is a standard organisation and that it was registered with the National Council for women Society.
The Chairperson of IMMOWA, Osun chapter, Mrs Taiwo Idowu, thanked Mrs Gadatu Babandede for the inauguration of the facility and assured that the IMMOWA house would be put to good use.
The wife of the Osun State Governor, Mrs Kafayat Oyetola, was represented at the event by Mrs Toyin Alagbada while the Permanent Secretary, Osun State Ministry of Women Affairs, Mrs Ajala also graced the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Comptroller of NIS Osun Command, Mr Adebowale Idowu, said the event was very significant as it marks the first in the history of the Nigeria Immigration Service in which IMMOWA of a command would be inaugurated with fully built multipurpose housing complex comprising of a day care centre, sickbay, conference hall and a Secretariat.
According to him, “The many first that Osun command of NIS has achieved include the construction of playground for the children of passport applicants, seminar on ‘Dangers of Migrant Smuggling’ which took place in November 2017. This is a testament to the dynamic and goal getting pace, set by our CGIS.”
The event was attended by the Ondo State Comptroller, Mr Dusty Okundaiye, and his Ekiti state counterpart, Mrs Ifeoma Dibia, while the Oyo State Comptroller, Abdullahi Saleh, was represented by his deputy, Mr Halid Usman.
Service Commanders in the state including the Commissioner of Police, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, Director of the Department of State Security (DSS) Mr Brown, the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Akinwande Aboluwoye, the Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Peter Oke and the Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Mr Samuel Egbeola attended the event.
Two retired senior NIS officers, Mr Idris Egbeyemi and Mr Matthew Okosun were honoured and presented with gifts as a mark of honour and appreciation to them for serving the service efficiently before they retired.
•Photo shows, L-R; Chairperson of IMMOWA, Osun chapter, Mrs Taiwo Idowu, Permanent Secretary, Osun State Ministry of Women Affairs, Mrs Ajala, Mrs Toyin Alagbada representing the wife of the Governor, Mrs Kafayat Oyetola, Mrs N.A Ibrahim representing the National Chairperson of IMMOWA, Mrs Gadatu Babandede and Mrs Maira Zainy Sadiq cutting a cake to mark the formal inauguration of Osun Chapter of the association after the commissioning of Osun IMMOWA Secretariat in Osogbo.
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