BY AHMED TUKUR LAFIA – In compliance with the Presidential directives on enhancing security across the country, the Nasarawa State office of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) will commence e-registration of all non-Nigerians in the State by December this year.
The State Comptroller of Immigration, Zainab Lawal dropped the hints when she visited the Emir of Kwandere, Alhaji Ahmadu Al-makura on Friday in his palace
Lawal explained that her visit to the traditional ruler was to solicit support and cooperation towards ensuring the planned exercise succeeds.
“My mission to the traditional ruler is to solicit support and sensitize the people on the need to cooperate with the Service by giving useful information on the people around them”, she said
According to her, the exercise will last for about six months and the State NIS Office was awaiting a suitable date from the State government to flag off the exercise in December
Lawal said it is importance for the people to help NIS ensure the exercise not only succeeds but also aid government in taking necessary policy decisions for the overall good of all Nigerians.
“The president has flag off the exercise in Abuja and in compliance with that directive, we will commence the exercise in Nasarawa State by December”, the Comptroller said
In his response, the Emir of Kwandere, Alhaji Ahmadu Almakura assured the Service of his people’s unalloyed support while promising to take the sensitization to the hinterland.
He also urged the government to put in place robust legislation that would assist Nigerian security agencies address emerging security challenges that led to the current closure of the country’s borders.
The Royal father however charged the security agencies to ensure that goods coming into Nigeria are properly checked and scrutinised to avoid illegal products from taking over the Nigerian markets, thereby frustrating local manufacturers and efforts at growing the nation’s economy