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Outgoing Immigration chief, Adesokan gets rousing send forth

It was praised galore recently for the FESTAC Town Passport Office unit of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Deputy Comptroller Adeola Adesokan, as officers, friends and well-wishers held a befitting send-forth party in appreciation of her achievement in service.


Encomium came from speakers, including the Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area and immigration officers who extolled Adeshokan’s virtues for effectively taking charge as Passport Control Officer since October, 2020. The Comptroller, Lagos Passport Office, (Ikoyi and Festac) Mrs. Musa Milka, at the event in Lagos, described Adesokan as a “wisdom personified official that served in NIS without any blemish.”

According to Milka, the outgoing Adesokan was committed to work and never compromised the values of the Service, urging other officers to imbibe the good legacies left behind by the DCI, by displaying good work ethics. “She is not just a colleague but a jolly good fellow. I am glad with the opportunity to work with her.


She made my job very easy, I know how much I suffered by always going to Ikoyi to put things right. But, I never bother myself with the FESTAC office, I am highly honoured to witness a day like this, even though I am finding it difficult to say goodbye.


“She has worked with us for some time and never let us down. She is a great team player, you will all believe with me she has a brilliant mind and always shows the power to bring creative new ideas that brought about the transformation of the FESTAC Passport office. She has not only been a fantastic fellow but a sister and a friend, she always takes her time to ask how her colleagues are doing, she’s full of energy with a cheerful countenance,” Milka said.


Adesokan has been credited for transforming the office of the NIS to world standard. Some of her laudable projects include: building fellowship centre and mosque, constructing a mini conference hall, building a VIP hall, to serve the elderly and underage, building of additional toilets to serve the applicant, introducing a Thursday lecture of the officers, this help to improve the professionalism of the officers. Adeshokan, in her vote of thanks, commended her boss, Mrs. Musa Milka, all the officers at the FESTAC office who made her work easier.


“I have to thank the officer I met on the ground because they were willing and dedicated officers who were ready to work with me.


The whole infrastructure I met on the ground when I assumed office was terrible, but with the help of the officers and our stakeholders we were able to turn things around within a short time. “My appreciation goes to the chairman of Amuwo Odofin for his great


support, I remember visiting his office to complain about poor power in Amuwo, and he immediately gave us the generating set. “I am humbled to have served the FESTAC office meritoriously in NIS.


These years have been the best of my life. I have been trained, enjoyed loyalty and collaborations. The CGI remains my mentor. I thank him so much for giving me the opportunity to serve.”

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