Akwa Ibom government under the watch of Governor Udom Emmanuel has zero tolerance for insecurity in the state, and will not relent in partnering relevant security agencies including the Nigeria Immigration Service in sustaining the inherent peace in the state.
The head of civil service, Elder Effiong Essien, stated this when he received a delegation of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Akwa Ibom State Command, led by the comptroller, Francisca D. Dakat, in his office in Uyo.
Essien commended the robust public relations strategy employed by the command and for working tirelessly to ensure effective security coverage of the state’s vast coastline especially on immigration issues.
The head of civil service assured of his continued collaboration with the command for the enlightenment of public servants on the processes and importance of owning international passport.
In her address, the comptroller of Immigration Service, Akwa Ibom State Command, Francisca D. Dakat, thanked the head of civil for hosting her in his office, adding that the visit was part of familiarisation tour to ministries and parastatals to further strengthen the already existing relationship between the Nigeria Immigration Service and Akwa Ibom State government.
She explained that the Nigeria Immigration Service is responsible for the control of persons entering or leaving Nigeria, issuance of travel documents, permits to foreigners in Nigeria, border surveillance and patrol to ensure the enforcement of immigration laws and regulations.
She maintained that Akwa Ibom State has the largest coastal line and expressed the command’s readiness to monitor, track, apprehend, deport and repatriate illegal immigrants in order to promote the security of the states and country.
The comptroller informed of plans to train people in the rural areas in various skills to meaningfully engage them to reduce criminality.
High point of the visit was the presentation of plaque to the head of civil service, Elder Effiong Essien.