E-Registration: NIS Registers 2,100 Migrants
The Comptroller General of Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede MFR wishes to inform the general public particularly migrant community in Nigeria that the on-going migrant e-registration exercise embarked upon by the Service will be a continuous process, as it is part of the Service’s statutory responsibilities prescribed by the Immigration Regulation 2017.
The Service embarked on this exercise as part of its day to day scheduled duties in line with Section 22 (1 & 2) of the Immigration Regulation 2017 which empowers the Service to maintain a register of all “Immigrants” and also empowers the Comptroller General to keep in the registry, information and particulars of an Immigrant as he may time to time direct. This clarification becomes necessary against the misconception between the amnesty period declared by the President and the duration of the Exercise.
Thus far, the Exercise is yielding results as over 2,100 migrants have been registered at the NIS Headquarters alone, while registration centres at Lagos, Rivers, Delta, Ogun, Ekiti, Kwara, Cross River, and others are steadily following in a bid to achieve a nation-wide registration Exercise.
The CGI hereby calls on all migrants staying beyond 90 days in Nigeria, whether regular or otherwise (including those without proper documents) to take advantage of the 6-months amnesty period given by the President which lasts between 12th July,2019 to 11th January,2020 and register at the nearest Migrant e-Registration centres in their places of residence.
DCI Sunday James pcc
Service Public Relations Officer
For: Comptroller General of Immigration