The newly appointed Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Kano Command, Sadiq Baba Shehuri has stated that he is going to internally focus on bad eggs in the immigration service to ensure sanity and better services.
Speaking with newsmen at his office in Kano, the Comptroller said that the essence of the interaction with the media was to introduce himself to the press having resumed office on October 5, 2015.
According to him as part of the radical changes and aggressive policies of the federal government, Kano command of the immigration service would be mounting check points along Kano-Maiduguri, Katsina and Gwarzo roads to check irregular migrants.
He noted that given the security climate generally in the country, there is no better time than now to tighten the belt and be very much aware and conscious of the challenges in Kano State.
The comptroller, who was transferred from Zamfara State to Kano State noted that insecurity is not restricted to the north east, considering the recent bombings in Nyanya and Kuje in Abuja.
“We cannot assume we are not vulnerable, as a result, we designed a very aggressive border patrol and monitoring of movements of irregular migrants”, he said.
He said that given the fact that Boko Haram is trying to infiltrate Kano State, the command would try as much as humanly possible to impose the laws and embark on very aggressive border patrol techniques.
He said, “Well trained immigration officers in camouflage uniforms are going to handle serious situations.” He added that he is in sync with the federal government on zero tolerance to corruption.
Baba stressed on the significance of Freedom of Information Act (FoIA), adding that it has compelled him to have his door open for all journalists. He urged them to reciprocate the gesture by being objective in reporting their activities in the state.