NIS SENSITIZES MIGRANTS ON PROPOSED E-REGISTRATION.
It was indeed an interactive session as the Nigeria Immigration Service, Ekiti State Command sensitized migrants in the state on the need to key into the proposed Federal government Electronic Migrant Registration policy.
Federal Government had recently launched the registration with the aim of having access to data of migrants for improved security and equitable distribution of resources.
The programme which took place at the office of the state command of NIS along Federal Polytechnic Road Ado Ekiti was well attended by representatives of migrants residing across the sixteen local government of the state.
Roundoffnews gathered that the exercise afforded the state Controller of Immigration service, Mrs Ifeoma Dibia the opportunity to shed light on grey areas which are of concern to the migrants in the proposed capturing.
Mrs Ifeoma Dibia said it was imperative for all foreigners both legal and illegal residing in the state to get their bio metrics done.
She further explained that the exercise was base on the directive of the Federal Government with the aim of identifying the true migrants and how to accommodate them in government policies in line with international best practices. .
She noted that the electronic registration would be done for only migrants that were above eighteen years of age while minors would be registered under their parents.
Mrs Dibia added that the registration would commence after the official flag off has been done by the State Governor, Dr kayode Fayemi and the exercise would run for a period of six months.
She appealed to the foreigners not to entertain any fear as the programme was not in any way to witch Hunt them.
In an interview, some of the migrants at the programme described the step as a welcome development and promised to make themselves available whenever the exercise commences.
The programme had in attendance Senior officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service Ekiti State Command.