Interior Minister Decorates Nandap As Comptroller General of Immigration

The Minister of Interior, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has decorated Kemi Nanna Nandap as the 19th Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service.

Her appointment, which was earlier announced on 21st February, 2024, follows the retirement of the former Comptroller General of Immigration, Caroline Wura-Ola Adepoju after years of meritorious service to her fatherland.

During the event on Friday at the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board in Abuja, Tunji-Ojo expressed his confidence in Nandap's capabilities and described her appointment by President Tinubu as significant. 

He charged her to ensure the effective protection of Nigeria’s borders, stating that: “Your performance will be judged by how effectively you safeguard our borders. The security of Nigeria relies heavily on the Nigeria Immigration Service. I encourage you to be innovative and bring your qualifications and training to bear on your duties" 

Responding, CGI Nandap expressed gratitude to the president for the trust and confidence reposed in her to lead the service. She assured him of her commitment to serve the nation with integrity and placing the welfare of her officers at the forefront of her leadership. Nandap stressed her dedication to enhancing policies against irregular migration and bolstering border security, stating, "A secure border is a safe nation."

Kemi Nanna Nandap is native of Abeokuta in Ogun state. She was born on 3rd June 1966 in Zaria, Kaduna state. She attended Corona Primary School Jos and St. John’s College Jos, before proceeding to the University of Ibadan where she bagged a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry

She was recruited into the Nigeria Immigration Service in 1989 as an Assistant Superintendent of Immigration. A participant of the 24th Basic Superintendent Course at the premier Immigration Training School Kano, and in 2016 attended the Immigration Command and Staff College (ICSC) Sokoto, where she emerged the best student in academics.

Kemi Nanna Nandap rose through the ranks while serving in different capacities in various Formations of NIS, including Ogun state, Lagos, Bauchi, Anambra, FCT, Plateau State Command, Murtala Mohammed International Airport Command, Zone F Headquarters and the Service Headquarters.

She holds a master of science in International Relations and Strategic Studies from the University of Jos. Master in Business Administration from the University of Abuja. Certificate in Entrepreneurial Development from the Lagos Business School (LBS), Certificate in Leadership and Succession Planning, from the Centre for Management Development (CMD). She is also a Member of Myproject Institute of Strategic Studies (MMIS), A Fellow, Chattered Institute of Public and Diplomacy Management and also a Fellow, Chartered Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria.

Until her recent position as CGI, Kemi Nanna Nandap was the Deputy Comptroller General in charge of Passport and Other Travel Documents.

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