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NIS kicks-off e-registration of immigrants

By Evelyn Usman

Zone ‘A’ headquarters of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS  Ikeja, Lagos, has kicked off the e- registration exercise of migrants, in line with the Federal Government directive.Nigeria Immigration

Consequently, foreign nationals who intends to stay in Nigeria for a period exceeding 90 days, are expected to   report to the closest Migrant Registration Centre for registration.

Assistant Comptroller General in -charge of  Zone ‘A’, ACG Mohammed  Alfa, explained that the e-registration was free, adding that  only migrants who had attained the age of 18  years would be attended to.

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But he was quick to caution that “Migrants are not allowed to register by proxy .Expatriates in Lagos and Ogun environs have been advised to take advantage of the six months amnesty period given by the Federal Government to register accordingly. Such migrants are expected to declare the names of all their dependants.

“In light of the urgency and necessity of the registration, landlords, employers, religious and community leaders, should encourage migrants in their areas to comply with the directives accordingly. Migrants are expected to provide full information including their names, address and occupations to e-registration Centres”, he stated.

The  Lagos State  command of the Service at  Alagbon close, Ikoyi,  has earlier taken off on the e-registration, involving   migrants of the Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS, non-ECOWAS and non-African countries.

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