President Muhammadu Buhari has virtually commissioned the Nigeria Immigration Service Command and Control Centre in Abuja, with a charge on personnel to ensure criminals do not find Nigeria as a safe haven to hide.
At the event on Thursday, President Buhari also directed the Service to improve on surveillance and control around the nation’s borders to safeguard the security of the country.
The President also instructed security agencies to raise their performance in protecting lives and property, with a mandate that the country’s Global Security Index must be improved.
He gave the assurance that the administration would support them to ease their operations.
He urged them to develop strong working relationships and ties with the international community and friendly nations as regards migration management, and adopt and implement workable strategies from them.
The President said frontline workers and operators should remember that they were the images of Nigeria to the world, and must therefore show the best face of the country habitually.
He said the project was in line with the vision of the current administration to formulate and implement policies that would protect and enhance the lives and standards of living for Nigerians.
The President commended the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, for consistently pushing for the completion of the Technology Building, which will serve as a repository of personal data of Nigerians and expatriates resident in Nigeria.