FG inaugurates NIS projects in Katsina, Adamawa to strengthen border security


The federal government has inaugurated the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Forward Operation Base (FOB) in Daura, Katsina state, and Adamawa state command complexes Jimeta, Yola.

The Service public relations officer, Mr. Sunday James, disclosed this in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja.

The projects, commissioned by the Minister of Interior, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, were funded by the federal government.

Aregbesola advised the officers and men of the command to be dutiful and professional in their approach to National assignment as it relates to their core mandates.

He stressed the need for officers and men in Adamawa and Katsina states to be security conscious at all times.

“Being security conscious would enhance the economic prosperity of Nigeria by ensuring that only genuine, regular migrants are allowed into the country,” he said.

Aregbesola, however, tasked both commands to maintain a green environment by planting trees to make it more conducive and refreshing.

The comptroller-general, NIS, Mr. Muhammad Babandede, reiterated that visa on arrival at the point of entry was not going to compromise national security against the opinion of many who misunderstood the good intentions of the government.

Babandede charged the officers and men of the service to justify the support and commitment of the government to the service to improve conditions of the working environment and livelihood of the officers.

“This is coming through the building of command offices and Forward Operation Base (FOB) for patrol officers,” he said.

The CGI expressed gratitude to the federal government for approving the funds for the buildings of the FOB all round the country and state command complexes.

He said the FOB would step up security and patrol activities along border flanks of Nigeria as it came at a time the Nation was strengthening border security. (NAN)


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