The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced plans to recruit additional 5,000 personnel.
The Comptroller-General (CG), Isah Jere spoke in Dutse, the capital of Jigawa, in an interview with reporters.
The CG noted that the security agency was keen on addressing the manpower deficit in the NIS.
Jere said a recruitment exercise was recently concluded and training of new officers is ongoing.
“The government has placed an embargo on recruitment but lifted that on security agencies because security is key.
“We’ve written to the President and I’m very sure we will get approval to recruit about 5,000 more personnel,” NAN quoted him saying.
He disclosed that Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola sent a memo on the request to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The CG visited Jigawa to condole with the family of an officer killed by bandits, as well as operatives injured in an ambush on August 9.
They were attacked at NIS Base along Birniwa-Galadi axis, in the Birniwa Local Government Area of the state.
The bandits shot the team which was on patrol, killing Abdullahi Mohammed (CIA); two others sustained bullet wounds.