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Obaseki, Nigeria Immigration partner to curb human trafficking

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Governor Godwin Obaseki (right); Comptroller, NIS, Edo command, Kayode Eniolorunda; Deputy Comptroller Immigration, T. Agwai; and Assistant Comptroller Immigration, Investigation and Compliance, A. Momoh, during the visit of the NIS officials to the governor.

Governor Godwin Obaseki has reiterated the Edo State government’s commitment to curbing the menace of human trafficking and illegal migration. The governor disclosed this when he received the new Comptroller of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Edo State Command, Mr. Kayode Eniolohunda, and other senior officials of the service, at the Government House, Benin City, the Edo State capital.

Obaseki noted that his administration is determined to curb human trafficking and illegal migration and will be counting on the support of the service, particularly in the areas of investigation and prosecution. He said “with the feelers we have received so far, we are confident that human trafficking will be reduced by at least 50 per cent before the end of this year.”

He said he has directed the local governments to secure office spaces for officers of the service to enable them integrate properly into the state’s security architecture. The governor added that he would continue to work with the service to secure Visas and other necessary documents for foreign investors coming into the state for business.

Earlier, Edo State Comptroller of the Nigerian Immigration, Mr. Kayode Eniolohunda, expressed the command’s support for the governor’s policies, far-reaching reforms as well as the fight against illegal migration. He said the service has picked Edo state as a pilot city to launch its enlightenment handbook called “Passport to Safe Migration.”


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