The Minister of Interior, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), has approved a new set of immigration regulations.
According to him, the approval would help the Federal Government monitor and check the movement of terrorists through Nigerian borders.
The Minister pointed out that the 80-section regulation would enhance protection against cross border crimes.
The executive approval was witnessed by diplomats and top government officials on Monday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
Upon application, the new 2017 regulation approved the issuance of visa on arrival in Nigeria, enforcement of an Immigration Register and temporary work permit among others.
The new regulation, which is the first since 1963 when the last Immigration Act was passed by parliament, is geared towards enhancing the protection of citizens against cross border crimes.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, has inaugurated a new management team of the Nigeria Police Force.
Speaking on Monday in Abuja while decorating the newly promoted Deputy Inspectors-General of Police, Mr Idris called on the Police to be responsive to the needs of the citizens.
He asked them to remain focused in providing leadership that would enhance effective policing in Nigeria.
The Police chief advised the Police personnel to perform their constitutional and statutory roles with integrity and accountability.
A retired IGP and Chairman, Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro, commented on the recent retirement of 21 officers who were senior to the current IGP.
He asked that the matter should not be misinterpreted because the practice of retiring Police officers who are senior to a newly appointed IG had been in existence before now.
The Minister of Interior, General Abdulrahman Dambazau (Rtd), on his part advised the new Police boss to remain focused on his assignment.
“Enhancing security, revitalizing the economy and tackling corruption, you have roles to play in all three,” he said.