The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Ogun State Command has called on migrants residing in the State to embrace the electronic registration process introduced by the federal government, as they have six months to register, after which they would face the full wrath of the law
The State Controller, Nigerian Immigration Service, Ogun State Command, Comptroller Doris Braimah, stated this at a sensitization program, held at the Ogun State Immigration Service, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, saying the electronic registration was not to intimidate or harass migrants but for them to have a sense of belonging.
“It is important that we document and know you, we are trying to do the right thing by collating your data. The exercise is not to intimidate, harass or arrest you, it is meant to make you legal migrants and make you secured”, she said.
She noted that the federal government decided to register every foreigner in order to have a comprehensive database of migrants, which would be a veritable platform for security agencies to verify the identity of migrants in the country.
The Controller disclosed that migrants have two options of registration, either by online self- registration and visit the Command for thumb printing thereafter or go to the Command for the full registration process.
She added that migrants under the age of eighteen would be registered under their parents or guardians, enjoining migrants to register, whether they possess travel documents or not.