Monday, January 4, 2010

Immigration to tackle human traffickers

Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has vowed to wage war against human trafficking and child labour as a way of making Nigerians to be socially responsible in their various human endeavours within and outside the country.

Addressing officers and men of the Service in Osogbo, the new Acting Comptroller of the Osun State Command, Mr. Mumeen Yusuf Ganiyu, noted that human trafficking and child labour, if allowed in the country, will be inimical to the socio - economic development of any country.

According to him, anybody caught in the act will be seriously dealt with in accordance with the prescribed constitution, as the act is a serious offence in the country.

The Comptroller noted that his official assignment in the state will be strictly observed with caution, transparency, effectiveness and time consciousness.

Mumeen, who opined that measures will be taken to check all illegal immigrants in the state, also enjoined officers and men of Osun Command to always render their service transparently, effectively, cautiously and timely.

He maintained that anything short of those four elements will be inimical to the profession and Nigeria as a nation, saying the end result may not be palatable.

While urging the officers and men of the command to work with ethics to make the command proud of their service to Nigerians, he said indiscipline indolent, intolerance and lack of respect should not be allowed in their work place.

He equally stressed that the only way they can excel is to intensify efforts on companies and hotels around them as to fish out illegal immigrants in the state._ While speaking on the introduction of e - passport, the Comptroller said the revolutionalisation of the system has helped to detect fraud and identify people who perpetrate evil acts.

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