NIS issues 5,600 passports, repatriates illegal migrants with PVCs in Oyo

NIS issues 5,600 passports, repatriates illegal migrants with PVCs in Oyo

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says no fewer than 5,600 passports have been issued and 79 illegal migrants repatriated by the Oyo State command between October to December.

The NIS Controller in the state, Isah Dansuleiman, revealed this at the end of the year party for officers and honouring of retiring officers of the command on Friday in Ibadan.

Mr Dansuleiman said that 2022 had been very impressive and rewarding and a lot of challenges surmounted.

He said that issuance of passports had greatly improved in the state, especially with the inauguration of e-enhance passports in Ibadan centre.

“So far so good, we are doing our best in Oyo State and a lot of improvement is going on every day.

“There is a new desk now that we have just created called the Diaspora desk, we have officers that are waiting for them, so whatever we do now is seamless especially as regards passport issuance.

“As part of our effort to make passport issuance seamless, we are opening up another passport office in Oyo town by early January 2023 to ease the tension in Ibadan centre,” he said.

Mr Dansuleiman said that the command had achieved a lot in anti-human trafficking with arrests made and successful reunification of underage girls and their families.

The controller said that the command had carried out a lot of sensitisation on why people should shun illegal migration while foreigners with voter cards are also repatriated and the cards seized.

He said that the command was doing its best in border management to ensure illegal migrants don’t infiltrate the state.

Mr Dansuleiman appreciated the people of the state for their support and urged them not to relent and enable the service to carry out its functions effectively.

One of the retirees, Rachael Titilayo, called on other officers to continue to give their best to the Service and the nation and thanked the NIS for the honour.

She expressed happiness to God for sparing her life to retire from the service without any blemish and overcoming some challenges that came her way.

The highlight of the occasion was the presentation of awards to some outstanding officers for their contributions to NIS in the state.


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