February 21, 2024
Nigeria Immigration Service to Recruit 5000 Officers

Nigeria Immigration Service to Recruit 5000 Officers

Plans are being made to hire an additional 5,000 people for the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), according to Idris Jere, the agency’s acting comptroller-general.

The NIS has a shortage of people, according to Mr. Jere, who made this claim while answering questions from reporters in Dutse on Saturday.

 

“As you are aware, we have just finished the service’s recruitment process, and we are currently in the training phase for the new recruits.

 

“As you’re also aware, the government has restricted hiring, but has relaxed that restriction for security services since security is essential.

We’ve written to the President about this, and I have no doubt that we will receive his approval to add roughly 5,000 more people to the NIS, according to Mr. Jere.

He stated that President Muhammadu Buhari had received a memo from Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola, who expressed his willingness to grant the request.

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The CG traveled to Jigawa to visit hospitalized personnel and offer condolences to the family of one of its officers who was slain on August 9 by suspected bandits.

The personnel were attacked at one of the Immigration Service’s bases in the state’s Birniwa Local Government Area, which is along the Birniwa-Galadi axis.

One of the Immigration operatives, Abdullahi Mohammed (CIA), was killed when the bandits opened fire on them as they were on patrol, and two others were seriously wounded.

The Immigration CG reaffirmed that the service will not be deterred from securing Nigerian borders for the country’s peace and development in the wake of the tragedy.

He claims that the service will soon implement technology to strengthen its initiatives focused on the security and protection of the country’s borders.

For instance, Jigawa’s border with the Niger Republic is around 1,680 kilometers away, making it difficult for immigration authorities to patrol such a large area.

“Therefore, technology is the solution to this issue. And to our joy, the Federal Government has given the go-ahead for the e-border that would span Maigatari here in Jigawa as well as other frontiers around the nation.

“We already have the infrastructure, so cameras and drones will be deployed to adequately patrol the borders, but this requires a lot of resources.

But I want to reassure you that we will shortly begin deploying this technology,” Mr. Jere stated.

He urged the state government to provide the Immigration department with vehicles so that the Maigatari border would be constantly patrolled.

The CG also made a plea to established institutions in the state to assist the service by providing crucial information regarding shady movements so that suitable and timely action could be taken.

 

“Information is important, and the criminals who are harming us are not demons.

So that we (the Immigration Service) can respond correctly and quickly, please give us (the Immigration Service) reliable information regarding suspicious people or movements.

“We can stop criminals from wreaking havoc if we have reliable information about them. The CG stated that preventing crime is less expensive than combatting it.

Nigeria Immigration Service to Recruit 5000 Officers

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