In a bid to combat cases of transnational organised crimes, border security and effectively regulate immigrants into the country, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has launched a revised Immigration Regulation, 2017, to consolidate the existing regulation signed in 1963, as well as provide legal framework for the implementation of the Immigration Act, 2015.
Speaking in Abuja on Monday, the Minister of Interior Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (retired) said the new Immigration Regulation is aimed at repositioning the Nigeria Immigration Service to achieve IT driven entity that will conveniently address operational challenges of modern global migration trends, as it relates to immigration, passports, deportation, visas, resident permits and general immigration offences. He averred that the enforcement of the new immigration regulation will enhance protection against cross-border crimes, human and drug trafficking, movement of terrorists and individuals as well as provide internal security and provide business friendly environment.
The Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammed Babandede while commending the Minister for signing the document to consolidate the existing policy signed since 1963, said the Immigration Regulation 2017 is a vital document that has passed through rigorous process with the aim of repositioning NIS to address the challenges of modern migration.
Source – The Authority