By Josephine Oguntoyinbo
The Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, Olamide Oladiji has assured the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Ondo State command that each constituency will partner with the organization.
He gave this assurance while receiving a delegation of the State command of NI S, led by the Commander, Mr Kayode Ademola Afolabi.
The Speaker noted that there is a law in line with the issue of child trafficking and is being followed. “I can assure you that we are going to partner with you in our constituencies and give you information regarding child trafficking”.
He advised him to find a way to make passports available at any time for Nigerians, most especially at this critical time that people travel out for medical check up or visitation.
Regarding the issue of recruitment, the Speaker urged the Commander to always carry the House along.
“It is from you that we can get the genuine advertisement, so that as representatives of our people, we can let them know. We have a lot of graduates who don’t have job. We will partner with you for the development of our dear State”.
Earlier in his address, the State Commander, Mr Kayode Ademola Afolabi explained that the reason for the visit is to build a cordial relationship with the State House of Assembly to achieve the set goal.
He added that the officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service are working in the local government, monitoring legal and illegal immigrants.
According to him, human trafficking is now rampant and many people have lost their lives on transit.
“It is good for our children to travel abroad but it must be legal. Traffickers use other means to convince our children and take them out of the country and now, they are being enslaved in different countries”.
“We need your assistance because no State can survive without your office. We need some law that can hold traffickers, so that we can reduce them drastically”.
While noting that Nigerian passport is a right of every citizen in the Country, the Commander stressed that insufficient booklets is the major challenge that delays the readiness of passports in the State.