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Gov Eno Commends NIS For Synergy With Sister Agencies In Checkmating Crime

This was the hallmark of his address to the officers of the State Command of the Immigration Service when he visited the new NIS Headquarters in Uyo on Friday.


FILE: Governor Umo Eno. Facebook/Umo Eno

 

Akwa Ibom State Governor Umo Eno has lauded the state command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) for its complementary role with other security agencies in checkmating criminality, especially the menace of illegal migration into the state and, by extension, the country.

This was the hallmark of his address to the officers of the State Command of the Immigration Service when he visited the new NIS Headquarters in Uyo on Friday.

He said the collaboration of the Immigration Service with other security agencies in the state has helped mitigate criminality and maintained the status of Akwa Ibom as a haven for residents and investors.

Reaffirming his administration’s commitment to improving the security network in the state, Governor Eno assured of continuous collaboration of the state government with the NIS to optimise service delivery in the interest of the Akwa Ibom public and Nigeria as a whole.

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He announced the donation of a power-generating set to the command headquarters with an assurance of linking the command to the national grid as well.

The governor also used the opportunity to charge officers and men of the command on the need to go into farming in line with his food sufficiency and price stability plan for the state.

“I came here today to do my capturing in Akwa Ibom because I also wanted to see the command and the Comptroller in her office. I commend the neatness of the environment and the neatness of your officers and everyone. You didn’t really know that I was coming so I can see that this is the culture and the norm of operations here.

“Thank you for the work you are doing, and cooperating with other security agencies to keep Akwa Ibom safe. Thank you for all your support. But please find time after work to own a farm, even if it is at the back of your house so that we can help bring down the price of food items. Anything you plant here can help,” he said.

Earlier, the State Comptroller of NIS, Jummai Babson, thanked Governor Eno for his support to the command which she said has enhanced their duty in the State.

The NIS boss assured the governor of the determination of the officers and men of the command to work for the safety of the state.