Nigeria Immigration Service gets New CGI
Mr. David Shikfu Parradang mni, was born on 6th of September 1959 in Pankshin, Plateau State. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Jos and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from University of Lagos. He is also an Alumnus of the Prestigious National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos, Plateau State.
He joined the Nigeria Immigration Service in 1982 as an Assistant Superintendent of Immigration. The Comptroller General has vast experience in immigration duties having served at Kano State Command, Kwara State Command, Enugu State Command, Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, Diplomatic Desk in Lagos and Passport office, Ikeja, Lagos. He was also the Special Assistant to two previous Comptrollers General of Immigration, Uzoamaka Nwizu and Chukwurah Udeh.
Before his appointment by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR, he was the Assistant Comptroller General State Co-ordination in the Directorate of Operations/Passport at the Service Headquarters.
Mr. David Parradang is happily married with Children and enjoys playing golf.
NIS TO DEPLOY CUTTING-EDGE IT TOOLS IN ITS OPERATIONS
The Comptroller General of Immigration, David Parradang on Thursday 13th June, 2013 while addressing his officers and men at his maiden CGI’s parade at the Service Headquarters in Abuja said that his administration will “rely on cutting edge technologies that are practicable n our environment to transform the Nigeria Immigration Service”. He promised that the technologies will not be substandard but will be sustainable and well tailored to the challenges and needs in migration management.
“YES WE CAN” - CGI
Being conscious of the role of the NIS in the security matrix of the nation, the Comptroller General of Immigration, David Parradang has stated that his Service “will work with other security organs to manage and solve Nigeria’s peculiar security challenges. He made this known in his maiden address to officers and man at the NIS headquarters in Abuja on the 13th of June, 2013. The CGI called on all officers to come together, remain focused, imbibe discipline, be incorruptible and conform to global best practices adding that under his watch, NIS staff will be well motivated, well provided for, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with any immigration official all over the world.