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IOM donates training centre to Nigeria Immigration

The Ultra modern training centre upgraded by IOM. Photo-TersooZamber/Radio Nigeria

The International Organisation for Migration, IOM has upgraded the Migration Information and Data Analysis system, MIDAS of the Nigeria Immigration Service to carry out migration governance and border security.

To this end, 56 sets of machines comprising computers, fingerprint and passport scanners and dedicated power sources have been installed at the headquarters of the Service in Abuja.

Presenting the facility to the management of the Service, IOM Chief of Mission, Mr. Laurent De-Boeck highlighted other interventions that have made Nigeria the country with lager technological infrastructure to enhance migration.

IOM had in the past donated body scanners to the NIS installed in the airports across the country to facilitate scanning of air travellers.

With the latest installation at NIS headquarters, the capacity of personnel would boost and the number of people seeking the services of the NIS especially passport will spend less time.

Receiving the donation, the Controller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Idris Isa-Jere expressed gratitude to the partners, adding that the gesture will boost border security management.

In their remarks, representatives of Denmark, Canada and Germany, sponsors of the initiative, emphasised the need for capacity building for personnel of the service to better manage the centre.

Reporting by Tersoo Zamber, editing by Daniel Adejo