Nigeria Immigration Service inaugurates Personnel Training Resource Centre to combat illegal migration

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The Nigeria Immigration Service on Thursday in Abuja, inaugurated a Personnel Training Resource Centre to combat illegal migration.

The service also launched the training curriculum for its personnel to serve as a guide for the officers.

Performing the ceremony in Abuja on Thursday, Comptroller-General NIS, Muhammad Babandede said that the centre was aimed at registering non-citizens, who were staying in the country for more than 90 days.

Babandede noted that the centre was co-funded by donors headed by the International Organisation for Migration.

Other donors include the Government of the Netherlands, the Government of Switzerland, Federal Foreign Office of Germany and GIZ (German Corporation for International Cooperation), a development partner.

He said that the effort was also in line with immigration’s regulation which made it mandatory for non-Nigerians to register when they come into the country.

The comptroller-general said that the project would be rolled out in all the states soon.

He, however, said that there was no payment for the registration.

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