Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus days after he returned from the United Kingdom.

The Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr. Muhammad Babandede, has resumed work following recovery from COVID-19 infection.

Mr. Sunday James, the Public Relations Officer of NIS confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that the comptroller-general tested negative twice and has resumed duty.

Newsmen recall that Babandede tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from the United Kingdom. Thereafter, he went into isolation for treatment of the virus.


James said; “During the break, he received briefs online and directed accordingly with respect to national assignments as the comptroller-general of immigration saddled with control of people’s entry and exit, enforcement of the Federal Government directives with respect to the restriction order on international travels through the airports, land borders and seaports.

“All these were effectively directed online by him while on break,” he said.

The NIS spokesman quoted Babandede as expressing satisfaction with the level of compliance and urging officers and men of the NIS to sustain the tempo and avoid compromising national security and safety regulations.

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