Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, on Monday during the agency’s retreat for its officers in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital said the on-going implementation of border management strategy would boost national security and economy.
The NIS in collaboration with international agencies in 2019 formulated a border management strategy to enhance migration policy in Nigeria expected to be implemented between 2019 and 2023.
Represented by the Assistant Comptroller General in charge of Training and Staff Development, Funke Cecilia Adeuyi, the CGI stated that the NIS was ready to shape strategy to enhance economic productivity by synergizing with other relevant agencies.
He said NIS was consolidating on key steps towards implementing the five-year plans most of which are being accomplished through advance technological exchanges at the five international airports in the country apart from building of Information Communication Centers at the NIS headquarters in Abuja.
Babandede said the NIS would continue capacity development for its officers to contribute to the national security, national economic development, social harmony, partnership to ensure bilateral agreement and ensuring that migrants rights are protected in line with its operational mandate.
This he said the NIS would achieve among other things through inter-agencies collaboration across the country to complement the effective understanding and implementation Nigeria visa policy 2020.
While urging the officers to step down the training on NIS National Border Management Strategy at their various stations, he said the agency would double efforts to achieve more successes.
He informed that most of the concerns raised regarding the security data of migrants in Nigeria have been complied with while efforts are on top gear to effectively complete the overhauling of the immigration activities.
Photo: Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede.
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