UN SDG Ambassador, Coomassie Lauds Conferment Of National Honour On Immigration Boss, Others

Acting Head of Mission and Country Representative, International Peace Commission of the United Nations, Ambassador Hussaini H. Coomassie, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the conferment of national honour of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) on the Comptroller General of Immigration, Isah Jere Idris.

President Buhari on Tuesday, conferred various categories of national honour awards on 440 Nigerians and seven foreigners.

In a congratulatory message he personally signed Wednesday in Abuja, Coomassie, who is also the global vice chairman, Advocacy for Good Governance & Social Justice Network (AGGSJN), said the Immigration boss deserved the national award, having demonstrated core attributes of a professional in his national assignment and for his immeasurable contributions to the growth and development at a revenue generating agency where he is serving as the number one staff.

Also honoured by the President is the Deputy Comptroller General in charge of Visa and Residency, Isiaka Abdulmumuni Haliru, who was also conferred with the award of the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR).

The UN envoy also felicitated with the duo of Martins Kure Abeshi and Muhammad Babandede, former Comptrollers General (retired), who were awarded the ranks of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) and Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) respectively.

According to Coomassie, Isah Jere Idris has a remarkable and credible record of simplicity and humility in public service, with a proclivity for bringing harmony and stability into governance.

While rejoicing with all the awardees from the NIS, Alhaji Coomassie particularly noted that “the recognition of the Comptroller General is due to his humane leadership style and dogged efforts at repositioning the country’s Immigration Service as one of the best Migration Management and Border Security agencies in the world.

“There is no doubt in my mind that this National Awards from the President will encourage the management of NIS to do more for the upliftment of the Service in particular and Nigerians in general.

“On behalf of the International Peace Commission of the United Nations I hereby celebrate with the management, Officers and Men of the Nigeria Immigration Service, the Comptroller General and the other awardees of the Service for the honour bestowed on them and I wish them sound health for more contributions to organisations and nation building atlarge.”

The National Honours Awards was established by the National Honours Act of No 6 in 1964 but took retroactive effect from October 1, 1963.

At the national event on Tuesday, the Senate President Ahmed Laman, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief Justice of Nigeria Olukayode Ariwoola, the President’s Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, Service Chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police, several ministers and other important dignitaries were in attendance. Pour – In For Ambassador Buratai On National Merit Award


The TY Buratai Football Academy has congratulated its Grand Patron, General Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd) on his conferment of the award of CFR by President Muhammadu Buhari.

This was contained in a statement signed by the President TY Buratai Football Academy, Engr Hassan Muhammad Sarkin Yakin Garkuwan Keffi and made available to the newsmen on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

The statement said that the award of honour is well deserved, in view of his track records of tremendous contributions to the development of the country particularly in the area of security.

“As a former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. General Buratai has shown outstanding commitment and dedication to the safety of the territorial integrity of the country.

“His outstanding performance as the Ambassador to the Benin Republic is yet another achievement that stands him out,” it said.

The academy therefore, prayed for more achievements and success for the retired but never tired General, “May God continue to strengthen him to achieve greater heights.”