FG Committed To Border Security – Aregbesola

The Federal Government on Thursday reiterated its commitment towards improving the working conditions of Officers and men of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, stated this in a statement issued and signed by the Service Public Relation Officer, Mr. Sunday James in Abuja.

According to the statement, the Minister spoke at the inauguration of a new state command office complex of the Immigration Service in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.

Aregbesola pointed out that government’s commitment could be seen in the financial support given to the Service by the government in its bid to strengthen internal security and quality of service to Nigerians.

He stated further that government had committed multi-billion Naira to the construction of the technology building at the NIS headquarters.

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According to Aregbesola, approval of N52 billion has also been given for the e-border projects which are deliberate government policies to secure the country’s borders.

Comptroller General NIS, Mr. Muhammad Babandede, said that the service had also been pursuing holistic reforms in all areas that affected its core mandates as a demonstration of its readiness for better service delivery.

Babandede, who was represented by Deputy Comptroller General, DCG, Finance and Account, Mr. Nurudeen Graham, said the areas included the visa reform which he noted has helped the country especially in the ease of doing business.

He also pointed to a comprehensive passport reform that is developing a robust passport and migration solution.

The Akwa Ibom State Command office complex, which was constructed within 6 months, was the 6th Command Office Complex inaugurated by the Babandede-lead NIS from 2017 to date.