President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Nigerian Immigration Service and other security agencies to enhance security at the country’s borders ahead of next month’s elections.
This was stated by Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola during the inauguration of the NIS state command headquarters in Katsina on Tuesday.
He said the government was improving the agency’s ability to effectively control the nation’s borders.
The minister also commissioned the service on the documentation of all migrants in the country.
He said: “President Muhammadu Buhari’s order is that from now until the time we conclude the elections, he must make sure that our borders are secure.
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“You need to make sure that our borders are perfectly protected from illegal immigrants who want to come in to create trouble during the elections or participate in the elections illegally.
“The service must be up to the directives of the president.
“We are implementing electronic digital technology to ensure 24/7 surveillance of the 5,000 kilometers of border lines in Katsina State.
“We have already awarded the contract, so very soon the General Comptroller’s Office will be able to see what is happening at any time at any border point from its office.”
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