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Do More To Halt Illegal Migration, Tambuwal Urges Immigration CG | The Precision

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Governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has urged the Nigeria Immigration Service
(NIS) to do more to halt illegal migration of young and able-bodied Nigerians who
undertake dangerous trips across the Sahara and Mediterranean Sea in bids to
make it to Europe.

The Governor also urged the service to increase vigilance around border
areas to check influx of illegal migrants into the country especially through
Sokoto and neighbouring states.
Tambuwal spoke when he granted audience to the Comptroller General of the
Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Baban Dede, at the Sokoto Government
House.
“Let me first of all commend you and your men for the good job you are
doing especially in Sokoto and neighbouring states of Zamfara and Kebbi. Reports
reaching us indicate that vast majority of your officers are carrying out their
duties in professional manner.
“Now that you are here, I want to appeal to the Service to streamline
the number of multiple checkpoints mounted on various roads within the border
areas in the state. 
“Even though we are aware that such checkpoints were in put place to
control influx of illegal migrants into the country, local road users have complained
of harassment by your men at such checkpoints. Please look into these
complaints and help in addressing them,” he added.
Tambuwal said the state government will support the community
border patrols introduced by the Service, adding that the initiative would go
along way in addressing security challenges in the country.
In his remarks, the CG said they were in Sokoto to register their
appreciation to the Governor for allocating 40 hectares of land to the Sokoto state
command  of NIS, as well as the Immigration Staff College situated in
Sokoto.
He said the Service under his command has introduced various initiatives
aimed at improving the security of all Nigerians.

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