Nigerian Immigration Threatens To Sack Staff Over Falz Bop Daddy Challenge

The Nigeria Immigration Service has given query to its officers, involved in a viral music video challenge with threats to take severe actions to punish them.

A statement by Iam Haliru, Assistant Comptroller General of the NIS, stated that the viral video clip tagged #BopDaddyChallenge, has brought a lot of embarrassment to the organisation.

‘Bop Daddy’ is the latest song by Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz who is a trained lawyer and the son of Senior Advocate of Nigeria and human rights defender, Femi Falana.

The NIS statement partly reads, “The attention of the Comptroller General has been drawn to a video clip trending on the social media in recent times which revealed a rather disturbing and embarrassing display of indecent flaunting of your bodies, desecration of 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 organisation, 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.”

Falz’s ‘Bop Daddy’ video was inspired by the Coronavirus lockdown and has topped many music charts across Nigeria and beyond in recent days. The challenge has also been fun as a lot of Nigerians have gotten involved, making their own videos and posting on social media.