President Muhammadu Buhari has issued a mandate to the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS); to improve on surveillance and control around the nation’s borders.
Buhari gave this call during his speech; at the virtual commissioning ceremony of the NIS Technology Building on Thursday, March 4 in Abuja.
According to statement by Femi Adesina special adviser to the president on media and publicity, the President urged the NIS to collaborates with international security organisations; such as INTERPOL in safeguarding the borders.
Buhari also asked the service to ensure that criminal elements do not find Nigeria as a safe haven to hide and perpetuate their criminality.
He also instructed all security agencies to raise their performance in protecting lives and property; with a mandate that the nation’s Global Security Index must be improved.
“It is imperative that our ranking in the Global Security Index improves; and I am using this medium to call on all security agencies to step up their activities towards achieving this goal.
“I assure you that the administration will give the much-needed support to you in your operations,” the President was quoted as saying in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.