In line with her administration’s mandate of enhanced border security, the
Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Kemi Nanna Nandap, pcc,
mmis, fsm, on Wednesday 8th May 2024, embarked on a two-day working
visit to Kebbi State for an on the spot assessment of the nations borders
and to also strengthen collaboration with the stakeholders present on enhanced border security.

2. The CGI paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of Kebbi State, Comrade
Dr. Nasir Idris to synergize with the State Government on border security and the need for increased border surveillance to maintain Nigeria’s territorial integrity.

3. During the engagement, the Comptroller General laid emphasis on the
Service being the lead agency in border security and migration management.
The Service will continue to deploy the use of advanced technology to safeguard our borders. She further stressed that the e-border solutions already being deployed will help checkmate trans-border crimes and other related offences.

4. The Governor in his response, pledged vehicles to enhance operational
efficiency and stated that this partnership underscores the shared commitment to promoting national security and sustainable migration governance. In addition, the Governor promised to provide further assistance as maybe required to enhance the operational efficiency of the
Regional Migration Academy, Tugga.

5. As a tangible demonstration of collaboration, the Comptroller General also
met with the Emir of Gwandu and Chairman, Kebbi State Council of Chiefs;
Major General Dr Muhammad Ilyasu Bashar Rtd. CFR, mni. as well as theborder community leader from Kamba Community and stakeholders as their proximity to border crossings and first-hand knowledge of local dynamics makes them invaluable assets in identifying and addressing security threats.

6. Her assessment tour, cuts across visits to the State Command in Birnin Kebbi, FOB located at Kyengyakwai, Kamba Control Post, Dole kaina (Land) and Lolo (Marine) Control Posts where the e-border technology is being situated, built and installed to provide real-time surveillance on the nation’s border.

7. During the brief with relevant security agencies at the border post, the
Comptroller General stated that the intelligence gathered from e-border
solutions would be swiftly shared among the security agencies to further
enhance collaborations. She equally highlighted the need to be sensitive in
carrying out our duties as immigration officers whom have been trained and
briefed on the need to be extra vigilant in manning our borders in order to
forestall any likelihood of banditry attacks and insurgency.

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