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NIGERIA: NIS Gets Four New Border Formations

NIGERIA: NIS Gets Four New Border Formations

Ndudi Anyim

The Comptroller General of Immigration, Nigeria Immigration Service, CGI Muhammad Babandede, has approved the establishment of four new Special Border Commands at Idi-Iroko in Ogun State, Mfum in Cross River State, Jibiya in Katsina State and Illela in Sokoto State.

The approval follows the directive of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on the need to deploy 50 percent of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) workforce to secure the Border Posts.

According to a statement by the Service Public Relations Officer, DCI Sunday James, senior officers of the rank of Comptroller have been deployed to head the Special Commands while reporting to Assistant Comptroller-General of Immigration in-charge of their respective Zones.

“ The four newly established Special Commands will be an addition to the existing Seme Command to enable the Service operate seamlessly in the control and monitoring of movement of persons in and out of the country for effective and efficient Border Management as well as enhanced National Security, ” James said.

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