Nigerians have reacted with outrage as the Nigeria Immigration Service prepares to discipline three female officers who participated in a social media challenge known as “bop daddy/don’t rush challenge” started by rapper, Falz, to promote his new single ‘Bop Daddy’.
To join the challenge, participants dance and flip dresses after covering their phone camera.
However, immigration authorities, in an inquiry, accused the officers 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.”
Deputy Comptroller-General, Iam Haliru, said in a query dated April 15: “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.
“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.”
A memo dated April 14 by the 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.
See reaction below: