There has been some unrest on social media after the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) queried some of its female officers for participating in the viral ‘Don’t rush challenge’.
A query was served to the three NIS staff, Priscilla Irabor (38549), Catherine J. Bakura (38152) and Blessing Alfred Udida (38002).
The women were accused of flaunting their bodies and embarrassing the organization and are at risk of losing their jobs.
The outrage on twitter stems from many noting that other officers both male and female of other organizations have also participated and have received no such treatment.
The query read:
“The attention of the Comptroller General has been drawn to a video clip trending on social media in recent times which revealed a rather disturbing and embarrassing display of indecent flaunting of your bodies, desecration of Service uniform/beret and the use of inappropriate language thereby, sabotaging the values upheld by the service.
“To state the obvious, your act has caused a lot of embarrassment to the NIS and in line with our standard as a paramilitary organisation, is considered scandalous and an act unbecoming of an officer and therefore a violation of the PSR 030401 and 030402. This is a serious offense liable to dismissal from Service.”
The query was signed by Ishiaka Haliru, an Assistant Comptroller General on behalf of the Comptroller General, Muhammed Babandede.
The officers were given 72 hours to respond and have reportedly done so as they await their fate.
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— Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi (@AyodejiOsowobi) April 20, 2020