Kwara Gov flags off e-registration for migrants
Written by Abdulmumin Uthman on September 4, 2019
The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq today flagged off e-registration of migrants in the state.
At the event held at the State Banquet Hall, opposite Government House, Ilorin, Governor AbdulRazaq called on all migrants in the state to submit themselves for proper documentation and registration.
The governor who said the exercise would help in identifying those who live in the state described as a milestone in collective efforts to secure Nigeria in the age of transnational terrorism and other crimes that threaten national security.
The exercise, according to the governor, will help the State to ascertain identities of migrants and what they do in order to create a strong synergy with migrants who are in to legal businesses.
The governor urged all the officers charged with the responsibility to ensure it is done professionally to the glory of the Immigration Service and Nigeria.
Governor AbdulRazaq assured the Nigeria Immigration Service that the government would offer necessary support to guarantee the success of the exercise.
Also speaking, the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari who was represented by the Etsu Patigi, Alhaji Umar Bologi the second called on all traditional rulers in the state to ensure the success of the exercise in their domains.
Alhaji Sulu Gambari emphasized that e-registration was important in addressing security challenges confronting the country.
Speaking earlier, the Comptroller of Immigration Service in Kwara State,, Mrs Edith Onyemenam had disclosed that the Service designed the scheme to enable it keep reliable and comprehensive register of migrants in Nigeria.
Mrs Onyemenam urged other sister agencies to support the Nigeria Immigration Service to ensure the success of the exercise.
Our Government House Correspondent, Abdulrosheed Okiki reports that Governor AbdulRazaq also presented acknowledgement papers to three migrants at the event attended by top government functionaries.
WRITTEN BY : ABDULROSHEED OKIKI @OKIKITWEET