Nigerian Immigration set to monitor borders online

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Comptroller General of Immigration, Mohammed Babandede
Comptroller General of Immigration, Mohammed Babandede

Comptroller General of Immigration, Mohammed Babandede
Comptroller General of Immigration, Mohammed Babandede

On Monday, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) revealed its plan to launch a control centre for online monitoring of country’s borders by next year and also activate control centres.

This plan was disclosed by the Comptroller General of Immigration, Mr. Mohammed Babadede, in Abuja during the decoration of 41 senior officers, including 14 Assistant Comptrollers General of Immigration.

He also decorated 38 Comptrollers of Immigration, including the Service Public Relations Officer, Mr. King Ekpedeme.

Babadede described the occasion as one that would spur officers to brace up to defend their ranks and change their orientation to face the challenges of recent times.

He told the officers that migration had assumed a major problem and advised officers not allow Nigeria to become a victim.

“We must patrol and protect our borders to curtail irregular migrants so as to fight terrorism.” He said
He also told officers to ensure proficiency in allowing foreigners because many of them have taken over Nigerian jobs.

“We are so careless and so foreigners have taken over our jobs, including driving taxes, taken over both the mining and oil and gas sector.

“You must change and bring about better Nigeria.”

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