Nigeria Immigration Service to deport foreigners who disguise as tourists to illegally observe next month’s general elections

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The Nigeria Immigration Service NIS has threatened to charge and deport foreigners who may want to disguise as tourists to illegally observe next month’s general elections.

Controller General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede who disclosed this during his first quarterly forum on the Service’s preparation for the elections with Command Comptrollers and Zonal Coordinators in Abuja, added that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is already taking care of the accreditation of foreign election observers said, only genuine observers would be allowed access to election venue.

Babandede said prior to the general elections, entry points into the country would be closed, especially land borders, as a strategy to halt foreign participation.

The Comptroller General who also promised judicious utilization of the N2.6 billion allocated to the service for election monitoring and participation, challenged Nigerians to hold them accountable if they feel otherwise.

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