NIS Kicks-Off Nationwide Sensitisation On Dangers Of Irregular Migration
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it will, next week, commence nationwide sensitisation activities on the dangers of irregular migration.
The Comptroller General of Immigration, Isah Jere Idris, disclosed this on Tuesday, in Abuja, during a capacity-building for NIS Public Relations officers of commands and formations, across the country.
The Comptroller General, represented at the opening ceremony of the capacity building workshop by the Assistant Comptroller General in charge of Regular Migration, ACG Usman Abdullahi, also assured that more efforts were being made to ensure enhanced Border security as well as humane, orderly and safe migration across the country’s Border Crossing Points.
This, he said, include the deployment of eBorder assets.
He thanked the Country Representative of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, and her team, for organising the workshop and called for closer collaboration for enhanced relationship.
Speaking also, the NIS Public Relations Officer, Deputy Comptroller General of NIS, DCI Amos Okpu: “ACG Abdullahi affirmed management’s commitment to deepen capacity-building activities for public relations officers of the Service, with a view to equipping them with modern skills and competences to enable them communicate the ills of irregular migration to the public more effectively.
Earlier in a remark, the Country Representative of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Ms Marija Peran, restated their readiness to partner with relevant stakeholders in the fight against irregular migration and other cross Border criminal activities as part of their development interventions.
She noted that effective communication is critical in the fight against irregular migration, hence, the necessity to organise the workshop for PROs of the Service to sharpen their skills and understanding of the issues around irregular migration for a more coordinated fight against the scourge.
The workshop which held between 19th-20th September, 2022, was attended by 45 PROs drawn from Commands and Formations across the country.
Eminent resource persons such as Prof Jake Dan-Azumi, Dr Tony Luka Elumelu of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr Peter Afunanya and Mr Arinze Mbanefo, from NAPTIP among others made insightful presentations during the event.