Tinubu Appoints Kemi Nandap As New Immigration Comptroller General + 7 Facts About Her

Kemi Nandap

Kemi Nandap has been appointed as the new Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service.

President Tinubu has approved the appointment of Kemi Nandap as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).

Her appointment was approved in a statement on Wednesday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale and it takes effect on March 1, 2024.

“The President anticipates that the new Comptroller-General will deepen the ongoing reforms in the service and create a robust mechanism for efficient and dedicated service delivery to Nigerians, as well as strengthen the nation’s security through proactive and effective border security and migration management,” the statement said.

Nandap takes over from Mrs. Caroline Wura-Ola Adepoju, whose term in office expires on February 29, 2024. Tinubu had, in November 2023, approved the appointment of Adepoju as the substantive Comptroller-General of the NIS.

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Here are a few things to know about Kemi Nandap.

1. Kemi Nana Nandap was born on June 3, 1966, in Zaria, Kaduna State.

2. She hails from Ogun State.

3. She is a graduate of Biochemistry from the University of Ilorin.

4. She had held several senior positions, including Assistant Comptroller-General (ACG) Zone C, Officer-In-Charge (O/C) of Investigation and Compliance, O/C Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and African Affairs, and Deputy Comptroller at Nasarawa Command.

5. She was also Comptroller at NIS Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos and comptroller of the Plateau Command. She served in other commands, including Anambra, Ogun, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Commands, and the NIS headquarters in Abuja.

6. Before she was appointed Comptroller-General, Nandap was the Deputy Comptroller-General in charge of the Migration Directorate of the Service.

7. She is renowned for putting a significant stop to the issue of human trafficking through the Lagos International Airport.