FG asks Immigration to beef up security at borders


The Federal Government has directed the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Caroline Wura-Ola,
to pay urgent attention to the protection of the country’s land, air and water borders.

Specifically,  it directed that more personnel should be deployed to the nation’s borders for effective protection.

The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, disclosed this during the decoration of the CG and six DCGs in Abuja on Wednesday.

The minister also urged the newly decorated officers to prioritise the welfare of Nigerians in need of travel documents.

He said,  “President Bola Tinubu who approved your appointment would be proud if you realise that your tenure is marked by a series of groundbreaking achievements that will reshape the landscape of service delivery, reform policies, and place the welfare of Nigerian citizens seeking travel documents and other services at the forefront.

“I urge you to pay urgent attention to the management of Nigeria’s land, air and water borders, and in particular, more personnel should be deployed to effectively man the nation’s borders

“Today, I charge you again, to ensure that your leadership qualities continue to pave the way for transformative change, setting new standards of excellence and dedication in service delivery in Immigration Service.”

Ugamatv reports that with the decoration of Wura-Ola, she is the 18th substantive Immigration CG.

The minister also decorated the newly appointed six deputy Comptroller-general of the Service – DCG Usman Auna, DCG Babangida Usman, DCG Zainab Lawal, DCG Sadat Hassan, DCG Ijeoma Emenike, and DCG Kemi Nandap.