Governor Fintiri Receives New NIS Comptroller

Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has been encouraged by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri to use technology to secure Adamawa State’s borders to address security concerns early on.

Muhammad B. Tukur, New Media aide to the Governor, released in a statement.

During a courtesy call on Thursday at Government House in Yola, he made this statement to Alh. Mohammed Adamu, the recently appointed Comptroller of Immigration Adamawa State Command.

Governor Fintiri voiced alarm over Adamawa’s porous borders, pointing out that the state has nine LGAs that border the Republic of Cameroon, among other places, and he called for immediate action to fully secure them.

He revealed that the majority of security breaches originate from permeable borders, with the majority of those responsible being foreign nationals who commit crimes within the state.

The governor said that to assist Adamawa in overcoming the security issues that are bedevilling the people, the state government will draw on the expertise of the recently placed Comptroller.

He expressed his satisfaction with the passport revisions, but he requested that the NIS be warned not to register non-Nigerians because, in his opinion, Adamawa has a large number of foreigners who are similar to the locals in many ways.

Earlier in his speech, Alh. Mohammed Adamu, the recently appointed Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Adamawa State Command, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve the state and vowed to continue providing services.

He extends his gratitude to Governor Fintiri for his cordial greeting and the assistance he has given the Nigeria Immigration Service, including the provision of functioning cars for Adamawa and other parts of Nigeria.