Consequent upon the gradual easing of the Covid-19 lockdown nationwide by the federal government of Nigeria, the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babanded has directed commands to gradually commence migrants’ e-registration exercise from Wednesday 1st July, 2020.
According to the Service Public Relations Officer, Sunday James in a statement in Abuja yesterday, as a follow up to the directive, the following precautionary measures against Covid-19 as provided by National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) be followed strictly: routine environmental cleaning of the registration centre’s before migrants are granted access, routine checking of body temperature of migrants by the use of temperature measuring tools prescribed as well as provision and use of hand sanitizers and soap for washing hand, whichever applicable.
Others according to the statement include: adherence to use of face mask (no facemask, no entry) to registration centres, observance of social/physical distancing as prescribed (2metres apart) and single entry and exit point to control and monitor flow of migrants at each point.
“The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service is expecting maximum compliance from both the operatives at the frontline and the migrants as a safety and precautionary measure to curb person to person spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and safeguard lives”, the statement said.
Photo: Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede.
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