By Ovie Okpare
The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has ordered immediate suspension of the transfer handed to five female officers of who participated #Bopdaddy Challenge.
Babandede said the suspension of the transfer was to allow the completion of ongoing investigation into the alleged indiscipline by the five ladies.
NIS had transferred the officers to Borno, Yobe, Kano, Rivers and Akwa Ibom States for participating in a social media competition known as #Bopdaddy challenge.
The officers who participated in the competition are Priscilla Irabor, Catherine Bakura, Blessing Udida, Binti Attabor, and Ockiya Eneni.
Displeased by their participation, the service ordered their transfer to new states for what sources claimed indecent dressing in the video competition.
#Bopdaddy challenge was initiated by musician, Folarinde Falana aka Falz to his recent trending song on social media.
Social media users had on Thursday condemned the transfer of the officers.
But reacting to the development on Friday, NIS Comptroller General, Babandede said the posting should be stopped until the end of the investigation which had since commenced.
In a statement posted on the NIS official Twitter handle on Friday, Babandede said the Service frowned at any form of indiscipline by its officers.
According to it, “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.
“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.
“We have high premium for staff development and indeed encourage personal efforts but that must be within the confines of our rules and regulations.
“The matter involving the Personnel in question is still being investigated and therefore,the Comptroller General has directed that the earlier Posting Order be put on hold pending the conclusion of the investigation.”