Federal government calls for more border security

The Federal Government has directed the new Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Martins Abeshi, to deploy more personnel in the country’s land, air and water borders to consolidate on the gains of ongoing anti-terrorism campaigns.

Handing down the directive in Abuja during the official decoration of Abeshi as Comptroller-General, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji, said despite the limited resources, concerted efforts should be made to provide more work tools for the officers and men at the borders and also admonished him to take decisive measures in addressing corrupt practices, indiscipline and wrong-doings in the service.

Responding, the new Immigration boss said his leadership intended to give Nigerians a citizens inclusive immigration service, noting that the objective could be actualised only with the support of the government at all levels, assuring that details of his mission and vision for the service would be made public soon.

CUE IN…………………………………ABESHI

Abeshi, who joined the Nigeria Immigration Service in 1989 as Assistant Controller, was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari following the suspension and subsequent sacking of the former boss, David Parradang, over alleged illegal recruitment into the service.



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