ASSISTANT Comptroller General and Zonal Coordinator, Nigeria immigration service Zone A, Mrs. Doris Briamah has commended the operations of the service with regarding safe guarding of the borders as well as repatriations of illegal immigrants into the country.
This is just as she commended the Comptroller General of the NIS, Muhammad Babandede for the recent expansion in the Service Command and the emergence of Idi-iroko in Ogun state, Mfon in Cross Rivers State; Jirba in Katsina State and Ilella Border in Sokoto.
Mrs. Braimah made these known when she received the media in a parley at the Zonal Office in Lagos stating that officers of the service remain vigilant to their responsibilities.
She said,” the Service has expanded and we have an additional four (4) Commands today. That is Idi-Iroko which is now a command. Idi-Iroko which is in the border is now a command headed by a Comptroller and that is applicable to my Zone, Zone A.
“Then you have the Mfon Border which is in Cross Rivers Command as well as the Jirba Border in Katsina which is now a command and then the Ileya Border Command in Sokoto is equally now a Command so the service is expanding and we should celebrate the Service for the work the CGI is doing.
On access through the nation’s points, Mrs. Braimah stressed that those at the point of entry are doing an incredible job in partnership with other security agencies.
“The people at our points of entry are very vigilant and I must tell you that as Zonal Coodinator, that the officers are very watchful. They are at the top of their work, all security agencies are at the top of their work especially the immigration officers who determine the entry of foreign nationals, we are in line with our duties.
On repatriations by officials of the service she commended the Comptroller Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) among others stressing that they are doing a lot in that regard.
“We have had a lot of repatriations, people coming in without necessary requirements. It is very easy the CGI says they should be returned so we are very watchful. I must commend the Comptroller of the MMIA and other Comptrollers, they are working round the clock to ensure that what needs to be done is done,” she said.