By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Immigration Service ( NIS) on Thursday in Asaba, Delta State said it has commenced moves to uncover irregular migrants in Nigeria, adding that the move was part of the measures to determine genuine Nigeria Citizens.
Comptroller General of Immigration Service ( NIS) Muhammad Babandede who spoke to Journalists on his three days working visit to the state, dispelled as untrue Stories making rounds that the new Passport as approved for ten years by President Muhammadu Buhari carries Fulani herdsmen pictures and others, saying that” It’s not true such pictures are in new passport, the only picture you can see in the Passport apart from others, is the Festac head, otherwise known as Idia mask from Benin Kingdom”.
Babandede said that Federal Government had launched a new Passport for Nigerians that would Checkmate Multiple identifications as it was linked to the National Identity Number ( NIN) , Bank verification Number (BVN) and appealed to Nigerians who own residential or Commercial buildings to influence foreigners occupying Such apartments to Utilize the Six months window of registration.
He stressed that effective and efficient Identifications architecture will improve economic planning and Overall Security in the Country, and explained that the Constitutional requirements and their limitations to Claim Nigerian Citizenship, even as he added that the new Passport recently launched for Nigerians in diaspora has a validity Period of ten years.
Earlier,at the Palace of Asagba of Asaba, the Monarch, Obi Chike Edozien Suggested to the Security Agencies on how to “We also want to appeal to Traditional rulers across the country to Synergize with the nation’s foremost borderline Security agencies to Identify Foreigners Illegally residing in the Country and the launched e registration Platform for Migrants who intend to Stay in the Country for up to 90days or more”, he said.
Earlier, at the Palace of Asagba, the Monarch, Obi Chike Edozien Suggested to the Security Agency on how to Perfect the System to make it more impregnable and Successful, Stressing that a lot of Professionals in the Diapora yarned to return home but are Constrained by burden of Processing their travel documents.