#BOPDADDYCHALLENGE: NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE SUSPENDS TRANSFER OF FEMALE OFFICERS
The Nigeria Immigration Service has suspended the transfer of five of its female officers who participated in the social media competition called #bopdaddychallenge, where they changed from their uniforms to casual clothes the Service felt was too revealing.
The NIS earlier in the week disciplined the female officers by transferring them to Borno, Yobe, Kano, Rivers, and Akwa Ibom- All states that are far away from their current duty posts.
The immigration authorities also directed them to resume at their new duty posts within seven days despite the restriction of movement occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
Members of the public expressed shock at NIS high-handedness on the matter.
Most wondered why the officers are being victimized for showing the human side of the Nigerian immigration.
The originator of the challenge, Folarin Falana a.k.a Falz also wrote a letter to the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service to kindly reconsider their decision to transfer the officers to restive states because of a harmless challenge.
NIS finally bowed to the public outcry on Friday and announced on their official Twitter handle that the transfer of the female officers has been “put on hold pending the conclusion of the investigation.”
The tweet reads:
The attention of the Comptroller General Muhammad Babandede MFR has been drawn to some trending matters on some social media platforms regarding the deployment of some of our Personnel to some Formations across the country.
2. It is important to note that staff deployment remains a vital practice of regimented organizations such as ours and should be seen as such. As an agency, we maintain zero tolerance to any matters bordering on offences against discipline among members of our workforce irrespective of gender.3. We have high premium for staff development and indeed encourage personal efforts but that must be within the confines of our rules and regulations.
4. The matter involving the Personnel in question is still being investigated and therefore,the Comptroller General has directed 4. that the earlier Posting Order be put on hold pending the conclusion of the investigation.