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We will tackle illegal aliens, says Amosun

By Charles Coffie Gyamfi, Abeokuta   |   04 March 2017   |   3:38 am

Ibikunle Amosun

Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun yesterday pledged his unwavering assistance to the State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) in tackling the menace of illegal aliens in the state.

Amosun spoke when he played host to the new Comptroller of Immigration Service, Ogun State Command, Mr. Oluwatoba Bayeroju, at his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office. He promised that he would assist the Service in establishing offices in all the Local Council and Local Development Council Areas (LCDAs) in the State.

He pointed out that as the most industrialised State in Nigeria, it is prone to infiltration by illegal aliens. He advised the Immigration boss to provide data, showing the number of Nigerians applying for their travel passports at the state command of the NIS, adding that this would help in making the case for an expansion of the passport issuing process and facilities in the State.

The governor who stated that he was not unaware of the challenges facing the Service, assuring that he would continue to support them. Bayeroju commended Amosun for transforming the state, but mentioned some of the challenges facing them, some of which include influx of illegal aliens, need for offices in all LGs and LCDAs as well as shortage of booklets for the production of passports.


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