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Metro Nigeria Launches New Immigration Policy


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The federal government of Nigeria has launched a new immigration policy which is expected to improve security at the country's border points.

Interior Minister, Abdulrahman Dambazau, unveiled the document on Monday in Abuja. “This new document, therefore, replaces the outdated Immigration Act of 1963,’’ he said.

He explained that the new document empowers the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to properly register all foreigners, protect the borders, enhance internal security and attract foreign investors using the latest technology.

Mr. Dambazau said with the policy in place, the NIS would be empowered to register and monitor the entry and movement of foreign herdsmen who come into the country.

According to him, this will also go a long way in checking the herdsmen and farmers clashes.

The Comptroller-General of NIS, Muhammad Babandede, said the “Immigration Regulations 2017’’ would positively change the operations of NIS in line with international best practices.
 

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