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Reactions trail query of female Immigration officers in ‘bopdaddy challenge’

Many Nigerias have criticized the Nigeria Immigration Service for querring three female officers for taking part in a social media challenge known as “bopdaddy/don’t rush challenge.”

@Nwankpa_A tweeted ‘Dear @nigimmigration, there is nothing immoral about this video. Infact, if anything it humanizes and creates a positive image of those in your uniforms.Please withdraw the query you have issued and join Nigerians to celebrate these your good officers

@AyodejiOsowobi said: According to the Office of the Deputy Comptroller General, they “desecrated” the uniform and should be released from duty.
A gentle reminder that Nigeria is built on violating women’s rights and agency! What kind of sexist Public Service Law frames this as “immoral behaviour.”

@AyodejiOsowobiI reacting said :I have seen American soldiers do this challenge, no one got dismissed for it. Nigeria and misplaced priorities

Mazi Basilic bliss@basilicbliss2 said There should be consequences for action if it’s against the ethical standard of the organization. You don’t go against the ethics of your profession. I pray they just get a caution letter.

@Samking10011·1hThis is one of the we are facing in this countryeverything is just 2 sided

@strong_truth·Useless country with senseless hypocrite controller general, maybe he wants them to wear full hijab to cover their heads to toes before they can take up the challenge, all I see in the video is beautiful hardworking and happy decent women, abeg the controller general should STFU

In the purported query by the immigration authorities, the officers were accused of “indecently flaunting your bodies” and desecrating the service “uniform/beret and the use of inappropriate language thereby, sabotaging the values upheld by the service.”

“To state the obvious, your act has caused a lot of embarrassment to the NIS and in line with our standard as a paramilitary organization is considered scandalous and an act unbecoming of an officer and therefore a violation of PSR 030401 and 030402,” Iam Haliru, deputy comptroller-general, said in the query dated April 15.

“This is a serious misconduct liable to dismissal from service. In view of the foregoing, therefore, you are requested to make a representation, if any, within 72 hours on receipt of this letter, why disciplinary action should not be taken against you for violation of the following; PSR 030301 (a)(i) immoral behaviour, PSR 030402(t), PSR 030402(w) any other act unbecoming of a public officer.”

Another memo by deputy comptroller-general, asked the comptrollers of the federal capital territory (FCT), Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and Lagos state command to release the affected officers so that they would be able to report to the service’s human resource management at the headquarters in Abuja.

“They are to report to the office of the assistant comptroller-general in charge of human resource management at the service headquarters,” Haliru said in another memo dated April 14.

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