The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) Acting Comptroller General Isah Jere says security at Nigeria’s Blue Borders must be tightened.
During a working visit to NIS Blue Border Formations in the Oron and Ibaka areas of Akwa Ibom, the CG noted that the deployment of ICT solutions had become inevitable and called for enhanced funding.
He said the rising migratory activities along the nation’s international waterways, measuring over 853 kilometres, required closer attention and improved surveillance.
With Oron and Ibaka accessible to Mali, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Cameroon, Jere advocated concerted efforts to equip all the agencies along the corridor.
At the palace of the Oron nation’s paramount ruler, His Royal Majesty Odiong Edet Akan, Jere thanked the people for their support for the Immigration Service.
“We have come to realize that no security/military agency can achieve enduring peace and order without the partnership of the traditional leaders and members of the local communities”, he said.
At the palace of the paramount ruler of Mbo local Government Area, His Royal Majesty Ogwong Okon Asukwo Abang, Jere urged the government to invest more in maritime security.
The CG visited the Oron Control Post and Ibaka Control Post where he inspected the operational areas and a Jetty under construction.
The locations would be included in the eBorder project and connected to the Command and Control Centre at the NIS Headquarters for real-time surveillance, and monitoring of movements and activities.
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