By Ajibola Abayomi.
As the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) steps up efforts at registering migrants through the e-migrants registration as approved by the Federal Government, the Comptroller of NIS Plateau State Command, Nana Kemi Nandap has summoned the Divisional Immigration Officers (DIOs) from 17 local governments put in place machinery to rid the state of irregular migrants.
The Comptroller of Plateau Command took the proactive step to prepare the Divisional Immigration officers for a safe and secured Plateau with near zero irregular migrants activities in the state.
A statement by the National Public Relations Officer of the Service, Deputy Comptroller James Sunday explained that this move would commence after the expiration of the six a presidential amnesty period for the registration in the nation.
The NIS has been emphasising continuous registration of resident migrants in the state and mopping up of those who are still not registered to get them complied through enforcement.
The Comptroller NIS, Muhammad Babandede MFR recently constituted a CGI Enforcement and Compliance team empowered to visit states to ensure compliance.
The team is saddled with the responsibilities of where necessary enforce due diligent immigration processes and procedures both for the commands operational activities and compliance of migrants.
This is with a view to sustaining the objectives and goals of the e-migrant registration exercise that is a continuous process aimed at populating the NIS database to ensure that the country has record of every resident migrant for national security and policy administration.
The CGI assured of a hub of credible data of all migrants deposited in the Technology building when commissioned, the surest way of getting prepared for this is the stepping up of migrants data collection through the use of all technological tools MIDAS, e-migrant registration exercise, Residence Card, Data generated from the Divisional Immigration Offices in the 774 local governments of the country, and all sources available to the service.