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Training pathway for immigration officials underway

A career development training to modernize the services of the Nigerian Immigration Service and its sister agencies is currently underway in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Capital.

The development training had participants from the Human Resource Migration Department and the Border Management Directorate amongst others.

With the increasing spate of migration from one country to another, the Nigerian Immigration Service is poised to equip its personnel with the best practices on current trends and innovations for effective service delivery.

Taking advantage of the fully-funded training by the Danish government to help the Immigration service meet up with the growing task, participants of the training are not only drawn from the Immigration service but also agencies of the Nigerian government involved in migration process as the Ministry of Interior, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Budget and National Planning as well as Women Affairs.

A Deputy Controller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service in charge of border management directorate, Mr. Mohammad Mohammad said the training will reposition the service to meet global best practices.

A participant at the training, Mrs. Tinuke Ajiboye who is a Deputy Director in the Ministry of Interior said repositioning the immigration service by upgrading facilities and its personnel will tackle the challenges of migration.

Mrs. Ajiboye also said the training which is also focusing on gender balancing will help the Immigration service harness strength of each personnel irrespective of gender.

The Project Manager for Modernizing the Nigerian Immigration Service Workforce, ‘’MoNIS’’, Mr. Mathias Essein said the project is geared towards career development progression to enhance competence with reference to the deployment of officers to meet the specific requirements.

The programme was facilitated by the international center for Migration Policy Development, ICMPD

Reporting by Ibisaki Wills, editing by Daniel Adejo