The Nigeria Immigration Service has received a Swiss Government delegation, non-governmental organisations and the International Organisation for Migration at Seme Control Post for a facility assessment tour towards enhancing migration management.
The delegation was received by the representative of the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Deputy Comptroller-General, Nurudeen Graham, who said the visit was critical to the country’s fight against irregular migration, especially smuggling of migrants and human trafficking which he said required collaborative efforts from both local and international partners.
Speaking during the visit, the leader of the delegation, Ms Pfister Jolanda, said the team comprised seasoned police officers from the Swiss Federal and Cantona Police with expertise in irregular migration.
The NIS spokesman, DCI Sunday James, in a statement on Sunday, disclosed that Jolanda further stated that the purpose of the visit was to assess NIS facilities with a view to exploring areas to support the service on migration management within the framework of the Nigeria/Swiss partnership on migration.
She also pledged their support to the NIS on Migrant Information Data Analysis System at the nation’s port of entry.
“Ms Ivanka Spadina of the IOM described the Nigeria Immigration Service as a critical partner to her organisation and maintained that the joint visit was a step forward on their collaboration with the NIS,” the statement added.