A total of 21 officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Bayelsa Command, have been promoted to their next rank following release of results of a recent promotion examination by the service.
Addressing the newly-promoted officers on Tuesday in Bayelsa, Mr. William Oche, the Comptroller of the Command, urged them to be more dedicated to their duties and brace up for more responsibilities.
Oche said that the exercise was a motivation and call to greater commitment to duty.
He said that the the service expected more dedication from the officers who were decorated with their new ranks.
He also said that the exercise was continuous and was aimed at rewarding dedicated service to the country.
The comptroller, therefore, advised officers who did not pass the last examination to put the past behind them and study hard in preparation for the next one.
According to him, promotion in the service is based on merit to deserving personnel.
He announced that the next promotion examination would be computer-based and urged eligible officers to sharpen their computer skills ahead of the test.
Responding on behalf of the newly-promoted officers, Mrs Ngozi Acholonu, pledged loyalty to the NIS.
She lauded the support of the comptroller and the command which provided a conducive work atmosphere to earn the promotion.