Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq recently launched the electronic registration of non-Nigerians residents in the state.
He described the process by the Nigeria Immigration Service as a vital step to make sure national security and socio- economic development remains intact.
The programme, which has started in 8 states, would see the NIS officials documenting all-Nigeriens living in the country as part of its aim to ensure accurate data is kept and to reduce crimes in our era of transnational terrorism.
His words, “This is another milestone in our collective efforts to secure our country in this age of transnational terrorism and other crimes that threaten our national security.
“I also see it as an opportunity to properly document people who live within our borders for effective planning, development and mutually beneficial collaborations.
“The programme is to ensure proper registration of migrants in the country and targeted at generating a robust personal profile and electronic biometric database of all foreigners that intend to stay in Nigeria beyond the period of 90 days.
“I therefore call on all migrants in Kwara State to key into this programme by immediately submitting themselves at the Nigeria Immigration Service office in Ilorin, the state capital, and all designated centres for proper documentation and registration.”
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