The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says it will deploy proactive strategies and sustainable reforms to contain the challenges of modern migration.
This was contained in the communique issued on Saturday at the end of the week long Comptroller General of Immigration annual conference in Benin.
“The Conference reasoned and believed that the deployment of proactive strategies and sustainable reforms to contain the challenges of modern migration realities is a basic requirement for realizing the great potentials of the Migration and development nexus.
“The Nigeria immigration Service has therefore, resolved to embark on robust technological upgrade, inter-agency and international synergy, capacity building and improved interfaces with all strategic stakeholders to continue to deliver on it’s statutory mandate.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the communique also highlighted some of the resolutions reached at the conference.
“After exhaustive deliberations on the various paper presentations and exchange of views among the participants, the Conference resolved to within the framework of its statutory mandate, the NIS shall continue to discharge its duties effectively and efficiently.
“This is to enhance national security and promote the socio-economic strategies and efforts of the federal Government, through attraction of Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs), Tourism, Innovators and Highly skilled migrants as well as increased Diaspora Remittances.
“NIS pledges its reinvigorated commitment to protecting the good image of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and upholding transparency in pursuit of the anti-corruption posture of the Federal Government.
“In alignment with the Ease of Doing Business Policy of the federal government, the NIS shall continue to deploy relevant cutting edge technology to ensure improved Border Security, professionalism in the issuance of Visas, Passports and other Immigration facilities to reduce human contact to further guarantee expeditious and improved service delivery.
“The NIS shall continue to encourage regular and continuous capacity building of its Offcers and Men to enhance knowledge, expertise and professionalism in Migration Management as well as a strategic predictable Reward System, including an enhanced Pension package for retired Officers to further elicit dedication and commitment to duty and service with dignity.
”It was also resolved by the Service it would continue to build on its subsisting practice of robust collaboration and synergy with relevant Agencies and stakeholders to garner the needed support and cooperation towards the realisation of its set objectives.
“In its renewed desire to successfully implement all the reforms, initiatives and activities of the NIS, the Service shall impress on the federal Government for improved funding and particularly, to allow the service access a certain percentage of its offshore revenue.”
ADEDEJI DOHERTY EMERGES CHAIRMAN LAGOS PDP
Engineer Adedeji Doherty has emerged as Chairman, Lagos State Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He emerged through delegate election held Wednesday in Lagos.
The amiable politician scored 27 votes to defeat his close rival, Mrs. Omotanwa Olusi who scored 21 votes.
Doherty in his speech said as State Chairman of the party he would move the party forward by strengthening love in Local Governments Areas and 4,760 polling units.
He added that he would ensure the party wins 2023 elections in Lagos State. Doherty also promised to reconcile aggrieved members in the party.
Doherty is a successful Nigerian Industrialist, Entrepreneur and politician. He is the founder and Chairman of Dohagro Allied International (DAIN) Ltd., an industrial conglomerate headquartered in Lagos.
The PDP chieftain started his business acumen at Cargill Nigeria Ltd. Cargill was the largest grain merchants in the world, he worked there in the capacity of regional head in charge of logistics, transportation, warehousing and exportation of cocoa, maize and other grain products. In 1990, he bowed out of employment of Cargill Nigeria Ltd after a service of five years to start his own business, Dohagro Allied International Nigeria Ltd. ( DAIN) and Dain Events Ltd which was incorporated in 1986
1986, Engr. Doherty founded Dohagro Allied International Nigeria Ltd. As an Agricultural Engineer, he aided the grain farmers along the food basket of the South-West Region of Nigeria with Shellers and Dryers to process their grain for market. It was during this venture that he was invited by the Directorate of Food and Rural Infrastructure (DFRI) to join in the establishment of a Nigerian arm of the Multi-national Agricultural Commodity business, Cargill. The mission was to establish a grain procurement system in which semi-processed commodities would be exported to processing plants globally for further processing.
In lieu of his established relationship with the grain-farmers, he was given the position of the Commodity Procurement Manager of the Southern, Eastern and Northern regions of Nigeria within the firm. This position provided him with exposure to the Agricultural Industry in various parts of the North(Saminaka, Jos, Biu, Fontwa, Zaria), South-West(Oyo, Fiditi, Awe, Iwo, Ogbomosho) and East( Abakaliki, Inewi, Aba, Port Harcourt and Calabar) in which he was opportune to short term residency in these areas, thus building a quintessential understanding of the Nigerian Agricultural Industry.
As a kind hearted philanthropist, Engr. Doherty has over the years rendered adequate care and various assistance to the needy and less than privileged including several Non Governmental Organizations and associations which today have also earned him so many awards. Majority of his donations have centered around health-care, education and socio-economic necessities. He was bestowed awards by the Children’s Down Syndrome Association of Nigeria for his efforts and the EDUMARK Recognition award for his aid in providing affordable education for the youth in Lagos State.
Engr. Doherty learnt a great deal about the political history of Nigeria through close association with his late uncle, Barrister Doherty, a close political associate of Obafemi Awolowo and Chief S.L Akintola. The Doherty pedigree radiates his personality, qualities and abilities at different times. In 1999, he entered the political center stage by joining the People’s Democratic Party.
In 2003, he contested for Governor of Lagos state on the PDP Platform. In 2007, he lost at the primaries level to Musiliu Obanikoro. In 2012 he contested for the position of Chairman of Lagos State PDP. He was appointed Secretary of PDP South-West Zone but was eventually given the position as Organizing Secretary. In 2013, the Executive Council headed by Ishola Filani and Former Ekiti State Governor, Segun Oni, was dissolved. Ishola Filani resigned his position to contest in a zonal congress. Engr. Doherty being the highest-ranking officer in the council was installed as the Acting National Vice- Chairman until Filani was returned by court in May 2014. In 2015, Doherty was also actively involved in governorship race.
Majority of Engr. Doherty’s awards were consequences of his business achievements and socio-economic involvement especially in the State of Lagos. A few worthy of mention are:
Spinal Cord Injuries Association of Nigeria Award 1999
INRI Widows Foundation for Excellence
Brazilian Campos Caretta Carnival Award
Ikeja City Award Outstanding Male Politician of the Year 2006
ECOWAS International Gold Award 1998
ECOWAS Captain of Industry Award 1998
ECOWAS Young Businessman of the Year Award 1998
City People Award For Excellence
International Entrepreneur Excellence Award
Politician of the Year 2006
EDUMARK Recognition Award
Engr. Adedeji Doherty was born into the famous Doherty Dynasty in Lagos with the family settlement at popo Aguda Area of Lagos, on 9 March 1962 to Dr. and Mrs. J.A. Doherty. He started his education at Mary Hill Covenant School, Ibadan. Thereafter he preceded to Loyal College, Ibadan for his secondary education. He finally completed his secondary education at C.M.S Grammar School, Bariga, Lagos. He was admitted into the prestigious Central State University Xenia, Ohio, USA. He graduated with an associated degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Technology.
THE BRAVE, BOLD AND BEAUTY BEHIND YABA NEURO-PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL, THE ELEGANT DR. OLUWAYEMI CECILIA OGUN, A RARE GIFT TO NIGERIA
She is the Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital in Yaba, Lagos State. Dr. Oluwayemi Cecilia Ogun is indeed a brave, bold and beautiful woman who sacrificed her convenience to ensure that the mental health of Nigerians are stable and are in normal situation. After her secondary level of education, Dr. Yemi Ogun attended the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos where she graduated as a Medical Doctor with MBBS in the year 1986. She later obtained a degree in Public Health (Epidemiology) from the same University.
Venturing into the medical professional world, Dr. Ogun worked in various private and public hospitals in Lagos State before starting her Residency Specialist Training at Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital in Yaba, Lagos State. She is a fellow of the West African College of Physicians which she bagged in 1997 before being appointed as a Consultant in the Hospital in 1998.
She has worked as the Head of Training and Research at the Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, she also worked as the Head of Clinical Services where she served from the 1st of March, 2010 to the 20th of March, 2014 before she became the Acting Medical Director of the Hospital for nine months. Her extreme and selfless service to the mental health needs of Nigerians encouraged the Federal Government to confirm her as the Medical Director of the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba on the 1st of June, 2017.
Under her watch and as the head honcho of the biggest neuro-psychaitrist hospital in the country, Dr. Yemi Ogun has recorded gigantic feats which include the recent 50 percent increase in the number of patients treated for drug and substance abuse this year, recording a 22 percent increase in the number of new patients with various forms of mental disorders, rising from 3,591 in 2017 to 4, 376 in 2018. It was also recorded that patients with drug and substance abuse related cases seen in the hospital rose from 157 in 2017 to 235 in the current year. Lamenting that the issue of drug abuse has reached epidemic level, she said the hospital has concluded arrangement to open its Oshodi Annex to ensure that as many Nigerians with such cases receive needed medical attention. Also, on the 30th of October, 2019 the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba held a programme tagged Book of Abstracts with the theme Emerging Trends and Innovations in the Management of Psychiatric Disorders: Challenges and Prospects in a developing Country. The event was ell attended by notable medical practitioners some of whom spoke on various topic like Psychological Correlates of Anxiety, depression and quality of Life amongst women with infertility, practice conformity with guidelines in a psychiatric hospital, toxicity and sedative effect of ethanolic leaf, psychological sequale of marijuana intoxication and many others. For the past 10 years, she has been a Trainer and Examiner for the West Africa College of Physicians. She became the pioneer Psychiatrist of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Centre of the Hospital in May 1999. She has attended many local and international trainings and workshops, some of which are leadership trainings, observership programme for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and educational capacity building programme (Doctors as Educators). She has also been involved in community outreach programmes by which she has raised awareness of the community members on mental health issues. The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Centre (CAMHSC) is the first multi-disciplinary Child and Adolescent Mental Health Centre in Nigeria and has become a reference point in the country. She has published scientific papers in both local and international journals. Dr. Ogun also belongs to some reputable professional associations which includes, Fellow, West African College of Physicians, Chairperson – Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and Allied Professional in Nigeria (ACAPAN) – An affiliate of International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and Allied Professional (IACAPAP), Member, Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria, Member, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM), Honorary Member – American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists.. The vast of experiences acquired and the hard work as well as dedication to duty exhibited within and outside the hospital made her a clinician per excellence. Dr. Mrs. Oluyemi Ogun is happily married with three children who are all successful. There is no doubting the fact that this virtuous, hard working and prudent woman of value is worth celebrating
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