Nigeria Immigration Unveils Observatory Report On Migrants Smuggling 

The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has unveiled a document: Observatory Report On Smuggling of Migrants activities in Nigeria.

The report was unveiled Tuesday, by the Comptroller General of the Service, Isah Jere Idris, who was represented by the Deputy Comptroller General in charge of Visa and Residency, Isiaka Haliru, at the Service’s Headquarters in Abuja.

TheFact Daily gathers that the Report, prepared under the auspices of the Canadian government in a project implemented by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, gives insights into the dynamic migratory flows in and through Nigeria between 2019 and 2021.

The Report further reveals a steady decrease in cases of smuggling of migrants in the past five years.

Country Representative of UNODC, Oliver Stolpe, described the Report as quite apt, timely and insightful.

Earlier, DCG Haliru had restated the Service’s commitment to the fight against migrants smuggling, stressing that the flag-off of the nationwide sensitization campaign during the event represented a bold effort by the Service in the fight against the menace of migrant smuggling.

Critical stakeholders including the Internation and Ibero-American Foundation For Administration and Public Policies, FIIAPP, International Centre for Migration Policy Development, ICMPD, SURE 4 U, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons, NAPTIP, Expertise France, Refugees Commissions and representatives of the Embassies of Italy, Spain, Netherlands and Denmark, among others graced the occasion.

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