Leaked Document Reveals Female Immigration Officers Have Been Punished with “Siberia” Postings
Five female workforces of the Nigeria Immigration Service who were reviewed for wrongdoing in the wake of showing up in a viral video has been reposted from their present spots of task in Abuja, Lagos, and Enugu and given “graveyard” assignments as far abroad as Borno, Kano, and Yobe.
It will be reviewed that following their appearance in the viral #BopDaddyChallenge video, Priscilla Irabor, Catherine J. Bakura, Blessing Alfred Udida, Binti I. Attabor, and Ockiya Eneni were the subject of a disciplinary reminder dated April 15, 2020.
The memo, which found its way into the public space sparked vocal condemnation and protests from civil society organizations, human rights lawyers, and the general public.
Pop artist “Falz The Bahd Guy” whose song was used in the video even offered his help to the female officers, raising hopes that they would not be victimized for what many saw as harmless fun that merely portrayed the NIS in a human light.
“Siberia” Postings at Their Own Expense
These expectations seem to have been run now, as an official NIS reminder spilled shows that the five officials have been given corrective and biased postings. The reminder affirms that Priscilla IRabor has been moved from the Lagos State Command to the Nigeria Immigration Training
School, Kano (ITSK), while Binti Attabor has been reposted from the administration base camp in Abuja to the Yobe State Command.
Catherine Bakura has been moved from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja to the Nigeria Immigration Training School Ahoada, Rivers State, while Blessing Alfred Udida has been moved from the FCT Command to the Akwa Ibom State Command. At last, Ockiya Eneni has been moved from the CERPAC (Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card) Production office to the Borno State Command.
The notice likewise plots an auxiliary reformatory measure, which is that the movement will be done at the individual cost of the officials in question, and they have been allowed only 7 days to report at their new places of task.