Amosun Promises To Aid Security Operations In Ogun State

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has assured that his administration will continue to render necessary assistance to security agencies in the State in order to ensure adequate security of lives and property of residents.

Governor Amosun gave this assurance today in his office while receiving the new Comptroller of the State Command of Immigration Service, Mrs Victoria Ekaete Isang who paid a courtesy call on him.

He disclosed that as a state that shares borders with a number of West African countries, Ogun State faces a lot of challenges, particularly the menace of inter-border crimes. He therefore urged Officers and men of the Immigration service to work hand in hand with other security agencies to help combat the menace.

The Governor assured that his administration would continue to interface regularly with the Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs on issues bordering on immigration affairs in the State.

Earlier, the new Comptroller, Mrs. Ekaete Isang had expressed the Command’s appreciation for the assistance which the State government had been rendering to it, recalling that recently, the Governor gave it N1 million for logistic support towards repatriating illegal immigrants out of the State.

Mrs. Isang who assumed duty last month also gave thumbs up to Governor Amosun for the various developmental projects his administration has embarked upon across the State, promising that her Command would not relent in ridding the State of illegal immigrants and collaborating with other agencies to ensure security of lives and property in the State.

Customs arrest FAAN staff for money courier

The Nigeria Customs Service says it has arrested a member of staff of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) for alleged money courier.

The staff, identified as Adetula .A. with duty tag number 32120 posted to Gate D41 boarding gate of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos was arrested for illegal courier of $1.4 million.

The Comptroller of Customs, Airport Command Lagos, Mr Charles Edike who confirmed the arrest to our correspondent, Bola Frazer, explained that the service had been on the trail of some airport officials who aid the courier of local and foreign currencies to beat security checks.

Mr Edike however added that the suspect and currency have been handed over to officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).