Perm. Sec. reiterates NIS commitment to securing Nigeria’s borders

The new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore, has said that the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has nothing that would distract the service’s surveillance on all Nigerian borders.

Dr. Shuaib Belgore gave the determination of NIS on unwavering border security and surveillance during his visit to Zone “A “ Headquarters of the service in Lagos on Friday.

According to the Perm. Sec., a nation’s integrity and safety depends on how its boarders are managed.

He said that NIS was abreast of required information technology needed to enhance its service delivery.

“The gadgets I see at the Airport Command depicts that the service is at advanced stage of development despite the high costs involved,” he said.

He commended the command’s comptroller, Mr Usman Abdullahi, for ensuring effective use of the gadgets for monitoring and surveillance.

Dr. Belgore further lauded Abdullahi for ensuring that COVID-19 protocols were adhered to in order to prevent the surge of Coronavirus infection in the country.

While expressing gratitude to the officials of the Zone for their efficiency, he said they must not compromise on the COVID-19 protocols by ensuring they always wore nose masks while interfacing with foreigners.

Dr. Belgore also reiterated the determination to ensure efficient welfare package for NIS officials under his administration.

In her remark, The Assistant Comptroller-General (ACG) heading Zone “A”, Mrs Doris Braimoh, thanked the new permanent secretary for the visit to the zone describing the visit as very apt.

She gave the assurance that the zone would always give the best at delivering NIS mandate.

Other officials present during the visit includes: The Comptrollers of all the seven commands under the zone were present at the event as well as the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos state, Mr Paul Ayeni.

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