Buhari orders immigration to beef up security around borders


President Muhammadu Buhari today in Abuja directed the Nigeria Immigration Service to improve surveillance and control around the nation’s borders.

He directed the service to ensure that criminals do not find Nigeria as a safe haven to hide and perpetrate their criminality.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President gave the directive in his speech at the virtual inauguration of the Nigeria Immigration Service Technology Building.

The President was quoted as also instructing all security agencies to raise their performance in protecting lives and property, with a mandate that the country’s Global Security Index must be improved.

He promised them his administration will give the needed support for their operations.

He also urged the Nigeria Immigration Service to collaborate with international security organizations in safeguarding the borders.


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