NIS lauds JIFORM over fight against illegal migration, human trafficking
Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS),Ekiti State Command has lauded the efforts of Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) in curbing the menace of irregular migration among Nigerian youths .
Comptroller of Ekiti State Command NIS, Mrs I. B. Idibia, gave the commendation during a parley with members of JIFORM in her office in Ado-Ekiti .
The President of JIFORM, Ajibola Abayomi had sought the support of the Command towards the hosting of international migration conference by the association slated for November .
He also highlighted the various interventions of JIFORM aimed at stemming the tide of irregular migration.
While reiterating the desire to work with the command, he called for strategic collaboration with the association as the body intensified partnership with the Nigeria Customs Service, the Nigeria Police Force, National Emergency Management Agency, International Organisation for Migration (IOM), United Nations Commission for Refugees and other critical stakeholders.
Responding, the Comptroller hailed JIFORM’s determination to champion advocacy against irregular migration and charged both government and private institutions to join hands with the NIS in ensuring that the on-going e-migrant registration get the desired attention across the country.
On what NIS is doing to strengthen immigration services in Nigeria, she said “the Comptroller General of NIS, Muhammadu Babandede is leading a unique revolution to turn around the Service and to further secure Nigeria’s interest in the area of immigration.
The JIFORM delegation led by its President, Ajibola Abayomi comprised Mayah Mark, the Lagos Editor of Daily Asset Newspaper, Yemi Akintomide, Regional Editor, The Lead Magazine, Akure and Yaqoub Popoola of Independent Newspapers, Ekiti State.