Nigeria Immigration inaugurates Forward Operations Base in Ogun

David Adekunle, Ogun

R-L: Controller General Nigeria Immigration Service, Mohammed Babandede, Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola,Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun and Olu of Ilaro, HRM, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, during the inauguration.

The Nigeria Immigration Service has inaugurated a Forward Operations Base, FOB, at Oja Odan, in Yewa North local government area of Ogun State.

Nigerian government says it will no longer condone reckless use of fire arms by security agencies in the country.

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who stated this, urged security agencies to maintain zero tolerance to misconduct and avoid any act capable of putting the security and economic development of the country in jeopardy

Mr Aregbesola expressed commitment of the Nigerian government to strengthen national security architecture and called on the Nigeria Immigration Service to ensure effective migration management at the nation’s border.

L-R: Ogun state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun,Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, Controller General of Immigration, Mohammed Babandede.

Illegal routes
The Controller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Mohammed Babandede explained that ongoing drill at the nation’s border was aimed at ensuring that no migrant entered or moved out of the country through illegal routes.

Babandede said electronic migrants’ registration which had been flagged off in some States across the country would further strengthen and reinforce security architecture of the country.

Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun said the Immigration Operative Base would help to address security challenges at the border areas.

He gave the assurance that his administration would continue to support the service within the available resources.

Governor Abiodun also called on Nigeria Customs Service to find a better way of managing crisis in order to curb incessant loss of lives at the border areas.


Sammie Idika