Nigeria Immigration Service to Strenthen Border Security with Additional Personnel - NIS

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it is planning to strengthen the service by employing more officers.

According to the acting Comptroller General of the Service, Idris Jere the new recruitment will provide about about 5000 openings which emerge from all the states of the federation.

He said the recruitment exercise would address challenges of manpower discrepancy in the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), adding that some of its personnel have been engaged in a training session.

Jere reiterated that the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, had written to President Muhammadu Buhari, stating the need to allow for the job opening in NIS.

 “Earlier the federal government had directed for the partial stoppage of recruiting additional staff, but on account of security delicacy it adjusted the decision, thus gave rise to the recent employment’’.

Comptroller General was was in Jigawa state to condole with the relatives of one of his officers who lost his life, alongside others injured following an assault by bandits on the 9th August.

The victims were said to have been assaulted at the NIS Base next to Birniwa-Galadi area, in Birniwa local government, when the bandits fire sporadically on the personnel working on the road.

This prompted government to deploy technological measures in order to improve its efforts of protecting Nigerian boundaries, comprising of borders Niger Republic and Jigawa state among many more.

He appealed to the state government to assist the service with vehicles in order to ensure constant patrol of the Maigatari border.

The NIS boss called on the traditional leaders to give them maximum support as they strive to actualize the mission of thrashing border crimes by give useful information to tackle the menace.

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