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Obaseki, Aregbesola, Immigration seek better response to illegal migration


Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki yesterday called for the closure of illegal entry points into Nigeria, pointing out that the move would tighten the country’s porous borders in the fight against illegal migration and other nefarious activities.

He made the appeal while opening the 2019 Comptroller-General of Immigration’s Annual Conference in Benin City.

Earlier, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, hinted that the Federal Government was working towards the introduction of a better technology for the issuance of the national passport such that there would not be a physical contact between the seeker and issuer.

He said the advocacy would reduce fraud in the system, adding that the NIS conference was to appraise the activities of the service for better migration management in line with global best practices.

Also speaking, the Comptroller General of NIS, Muhammad Babandede, commended the Obaseki administration’s commitment to the anti-human trafficking fight in the state.

He noted that the choice of the state for the event was informed by its determination to manage migration within.


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