Insecurity: Plateau govt partners Immigration Service for effective border security

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By Golok Nanmwa, Jos

Executive Governor of Plateau State, Barr Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang, has pledged to work closely with the new Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Kemi Nandap to ensure effective border security and curb criminal activities in the state.

Governor Mutfwang made this remark during a courtesy visit to the new Comptroller-General in her office in Abuja.

He congratulated her on her appointment, saying that she would contribute positively to the Renewed Hope administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

A statement by Gyang Bere, his director of Press and Public affairs said Plateau State, as the Home of Peace and Tourism, welcomes visitors, especially foreigners who come to invest in the state with the aim of growing the economy and improving the living standards of the people. He, however, urged the Immigration Service to intensify its efforts and identify those who come to cause harm to the innocent citizens.

Governor Mutfwang said his administration has taken a bold step to address the problem of drug abuse and said the Immigration Service would play a vital role to stem the tide of drugs in Plateau State.

He called on the Service to collaborate with relevant government agencies to produce authentic, reliable and credible data that meet global standards to facilitate planning and effective implementation of government programmes.

The Governor said his administration would give the new Comptroller-General, Kemi Nandap, all the necessary support to provide excellent services, and advised her to be fair to all regardless of faith, ethnic and regional background to foster unity in diversity.