Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo disciplined a visa processing officer who was caught watching Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) on duty at one of the international airports.
The Nigerian minister made this revelation during a recent interview with On-Air-Personality, Ordinary Ahmed Isa on Human Rights Radio.
Tunji-Ojo said he had just returned from a trip to Italy, but when he proceeded to the Immigration office at the airport to monitor operations, he met a long queue of people waiting for entry visa.
He then approached a visa processing officer and discovered that the official was watching the reality TV show on the TV meant for issuance of visas.
According to the minister, as a disciplinary measure, he instructed the superior official to deploy the erring worker to another section.
Tunji-Ojo said; “With the work we’re doing presently, anyone coming into the country will see the changes, especially in how our officials relate to you at the airport.
“Two weeks ago, when I was returning from Italy, some officials rushed to help with my bag, which I refused. I then proceeded to the Visa on Arrival section (unannounced) to have a first-hand look at their operation.
“On getting there, I saw many individuals in the queue, all wanting to get a visa into the country, and they were not attended to.
“I walked up to one official to see what was happening, only to discover the official was watching Bib Brother Naija on the system that was meant for the issuance of visas. Immediately, I asked that the person be redeployed to another section.
“The president instructed all ministers to give him regular briefings about our activities because he wants the best for this country”.