NIS Deploys Migration Data System at Air Borders
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has successfully deployed Migration Information Data Analysis System (MIDAS) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Tuesday, 12th November 2019.
MIDAS is an IT based Border Management Information System (BMIS) that collects, processes, stores and analyses migrant information in real time across the border network, and provides a strong statistical base for security, migration policy and planning.
The installation, which was commissioned by the Honourable Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregesola, is a product of collaborative effort of NIS, the Danish government and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Speaking at the occasion, the Honourable Minister maintained that the project has serious ramification to the security of Nigeria especially in the light of the country’s quest to have a comprehensive record of all migrants within its shores.
Earlier at the event, the Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede MFR, stated that MIDAS as border security tool will equally check all recorded entry and exit against INTERPOL Alerts lists and that MIDAS installation has already been deployed at fourteen (14) land borders and two (2) seaports. With this recent deployment, the Service is targeting four more International Airports across the country.
DCI Sunday James pcc
Service Public Relations Officer
For: Comptroller General of Immigration