President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday approved the appointment of Mrs Rose Uzoma, a Deputy Controller of Immigration as the substantive Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service.

Uzoma is believed to have narrowly edged out Babajide Brown, another DCG in a closely fought battle for the position of CGI.A statement issued by the Ministry of Interior said Uzoma’s appointment is with effect from July 30, 2010.

Uzoma takes over from Chukwurah Udeh who retired from the service in April after attaining the mandatory retirement age of 60 years. Udeh’s resignation threw the NIS into crisis for several weeks due to the indecision on the part of the federal government on who should replace him.Until her appointment, Uzoma was the DCG in charge of operations.

The new Immigration boss was born on March 23, 1953 and hails from Umuahia in Abia State. By this appointment, she will become the second female Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service in Nigeria and the 12th in the line of headship of the service.

Uzoma obtained a Bachelors degree in Sociology in 1977 from the University of Ibadan, following which she joined the service in 1978 as Assistant Superinte-ndent of Immigration.
Before her appointment, she held several command appointments in the Anambra State Command, the Economic Community of West African States, Lagos Sea Ports and Murtala Moh-ammed International Airport, Lagos.

She is also an alumni of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru and is a recipient of the national honour Officer of the Order of the Niger.
The new immigration boss will be formally decorated with her new rank on Monday, August 2, 2010, by the Minister of Interior, Emmanuel Iheanacho.

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  2. i am a young graduate and i want you to be my mentor,because i want to be like you some day



    Hi ma i will like to become an IMMIGRATION OFFICER,I AM 18 YEARS OLD,THANK U MA.


  4. Afeniokhai Aikpikunmuomo Adeni says:

    Congratulations madam. I was very happy when I heard the news of your new appointment. I am very sure that you are going to do a good job and take our Immigration Service to a higher ground. This is a confirmation as you lead the service while you are at Apapa seaport. I wish you well ma and Gods guardiance. More greese to your albow.


  5. sunny okam says:

    Hi.. my lovely sister,congratulation…. when i heard your name as a new immigration boss i was very happy,thank God…am your brother 4rm port harcourt a marine engineer, i PRAY; God almighty will open heaven 4 abundant favour upon u nd ur family,long life shall be upon u nd ur house’ in Jesus name….sunny


  6. Good day ma, congratulation ma you know destiny can only be delay but it will come to pass, God said that you are going to be lmmigration boss now it has come to pass glory be to our lord Jesus christ amen. ma i like lmmigration force i wish am one of you people i could have be very very happy ma please do hope.


  7. Ameadaji Hassan says:

    Congratulation ma.


  8. Mummy,

    How is your health as well as your family. May the almighty God guide and protect you as you execute your duty as the Immigration boss.I pray may God inspire you through His wisdom. AMEN !

    Remain Blessed In The Lord,

    Amaechi, Cosmas Okeka


  9. Good day madam uzoma,how r you?hope work is moving gives me joy to see my person there.your incharged now and i pray God wil guard and protect you from every evil distration amen.incase wl lik to talk to you since i cant get you number call me 08182662105


  10. Good day ma we sincerely love you for the future of this country and the great plans in which you have for the youth,we are now looking on to your speech in which will give us a rest of mind on the NIS recruitment application form.tnx


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