FG launches new Immigration policy

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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

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