Sunday , 25 September 2022
Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede

Nigerian Immigration Service tops MDAs in compliance, delivery of EO 001 at airports

NIGERIAN Immigration Services ( NIS) ranked 84% and has been named the most efficient Ministry Department and Agencies ( MDAs) in terms of service delivery timelines and compliance to default approvals and on government directive in Executive Order 001 around the nation’s airports.

The NIS floored agencies like the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantined which scored 69%, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria ( FAAN) with 52%, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) with 47% and the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) with 0%.

This assessment and rating on Performance by agencies at the airport was done by the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council ( PEBEC) on the implementation of the Ease of Doing Business. also learnt that the MMIA Command has gotten the Comptroller General’s approval for the expansion of both D and E fingers Visa on Arrival space stating that it has further facilitated the ease of doing business.

A source who spoke to on the going ons at the command however decried the lack of understanding by those seeking to enter the country via the visa on arrival.

She explained that most people do not wait for the Comptroller General’s approval of their entry visas before they start coming into the country emphasising that payment did not mean approval.

” we are trying to sensitize people to make them understand that payment for the Visa on Arrival does not mean approval and people do not want to wait for the CGI’s approval and that is why we send them back.”

” Making payment for the VOA does not mean approval and validity after payment is 14 days and as a rule, no visa no entry that is why we send them back. Complying with the directive of the CGI, applicant either go for visa from the embassy or apply for visa on arrival
. If you are coming to our country without either, you are impeding on our security.”

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