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11,000 migrants registered in Ogun — NIS comptroller

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The Comptroller of Nigeria Immigration Service in Ogun State, Doris Braimah, said on Thursday the state had registered 11,000 foreigners in the ongoing migrants e-registration.

The comptroller said the command’s target was to register 20,000 foreigners before the January deadline.

She stated this on Thursday, while speaking with newsmen shortly after receiving the Consul-General of Ghana to Nigeria, James Nyasembi, in her office in Abeokuta.

Braimah explained that the agency registered over 100 foreigners daily so as to meet the January deadline for the migrant e-registration.

Recall that the Federal Government had directed that all foreigners in the country must register with the Nigeria Immigration Service within six months under the migrant e-registration programme of the agency.

The government had warned that any alien, who failed to comply, would be declared an illegal migrant.

The state comptroller said the Service worked round the clock to ensure that every foreigner in the country was registered before the deadline of the programme.

She said, “The purpose of the e-registration is for the collection of data and also to make sure the migrants in our country are secured.

“The registration is for the good of the migrants and it is necessary for you as the Consul-General to continue speaking and sensitising your people so they can do this registration before the deadline.

“We have recorded a large number of migrants in Ogun State. We have over 500 Ghanaians that have registered in the state.”

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