By Ajibola Abayomi
Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, MFR on Monday during the agency’s retreat for its officers in Abeokuta, Ogun State 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 2019-2023.
Represented by the Assistant Comptroller General Funke Cecilia Adeuyi in charge of Training and Staff Development, the CGI stated that the NIS was ready to shape strategy to enhance economic productivity by synergizing with other relevant agencies.
She 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.
Adeuyi 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 she 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, she said the agency would doubled efforts to achieve more successes.
She informed that most of the concerns raised regarding the security data of migrants in Nigeria have been complied with while efforts are at the top gear to effectively complete the overhauling of the immigration activities.