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Nigerian Immigration Service to sack officers for participating in a Music Challenge

The Nigerian Immigration Service has threatened to sack its officers who participated in the BopDaddy Music Challenge. The organisation says it’s “deeply embarrassed” to see its officers participate in a viral video challenge.

Bop Daddy is the latest song released by Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz ft. Ms Banks. The NIS has queried the officers that participated in the challenge and is threatening to take punitive actions against them.

According to the Assistant Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Iam Haliru, he said, “the attention of the Comptroller General has been drawn to a video clip trending on the 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.”

The statement further said, “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 PSR 030401 and 030402. This is a serious misconduct liable to dismissal from service.”

“In view of the foregoing, therefore, you are requested to make a representation, if any, within 72hrs on receipt of this letter, why disciplinary action should not be taken against you.”

ACG Haliru who has signed the statement is deputizing for the Comptroller General, Mohammed Babandede, who recently recovered from the deadly CoronaVirus (COVID-19) after he tested positive a few weeks ago. BopDaddy has topped music charts since its release in March 2020.


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