Mr. Muhammad Babandede, Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, has redeployed 518 personnel from five major airports in the country.
The NIS said in a statement signed by its Spokesperson, Mr. Sunday James, on Sunday that the affected airports are the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja; and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano,.
Others are the Port Harcourt International Airport and Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
The statement quoted the Comptroller-General as saying that the measure was also meant to reduce the number of officers and men in the formations by half, for efficient service delivery, adding that the directive which was part of the on-going reforms in the service would also help to checkmate sharp practices among the affected officers.
Babandede also warned men of the NIS to support the on-going change in the system and eliminate all unnecessary bureaucracy in the course of rendering services to the public.