The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it has changed its recruitment portal to www.Immigrationrecruitment.org.ng.
The Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO) Mr Sunday James disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.
James said that the earlier portal www.nisrecruitment.org.ng advertised was no longer in use and not tenable.
“The Service hereby informs the general public that the recruitment portal has been changed to www.immigrationrecruitment.org.ng which is currently active to make it more accessible to applicants.
“The Comptroller General, NIS , Mr Muhammad Babandede , wishes to inform the general Public that the recruitment exercise is free and aside the change of portal, all information contained in the public notice for recruitment remain valid,” he said.
Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Ismail Abdulaziz
The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has presented the prestigious award of “Most reform minded agency year 2020 to Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).
The Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Mr Sunday James, disclosed this in a statement made available to Nigeria News Agency on Thursday in Abuja.
James said that the service under the leadership of its Comptroller General, Mr Muhammad Babandede, has undertaken various reforms that has encouraged ease of doing business through the visa regime.
He recalled that most recently President Muhammadu Buhari presented the Nigeria Visa Policy 2020 to the public
on the Feb 4th.
“Aproduct of visa reform that has transformed the countries visa regime in the diplomatic circle, practice and also the biometric e-visa for international travelers to Nigeria, ” he said.
James said that the service had also embarked on a document and process reform for all official documents and ways of rendering services to the general public culminating in the review of the Immigration Act of 1963 birthing the Immigration Act 2015.
“This also birth Immigration Regulation 2017, NIS National Border Management (NBM) 2019-2023, Immigration Manual 2019 for laws, regulations, and processes of issuance of facilities across the NIS service widows.
“The NIS National Border Management Strategy (NBMS) 2019 – 2023 is the driver document for the border management strategy emplaced to strengthen secured and safe border.
“And part of which is the deployment of the Border Control tool known as Migration Information Data Analysis System (MIDAS) deployed to major Entry points, and four International Airports in the country.
“Also the human resource management, planning research and statistics directorates were upgraded with facilities that enable information on staff nominal roll, disposition, postings, distribution, management and administration and salaries.
“And as well as all emoluments to be e-based to streamline the management and administration processes in the NIS, ” he said.
The SPRO noted that
the passport document and process was reviewed resulting in the production of the 10 year validity enhanced passport with over 25 security features in line with ICAO standard for travel documents of the category passport.
He added that it was
a standard used in rating the uniqueness of passport globally, saying the refugee passport called convention passport and other categories of passports were included.
He said that the migration reform which came on July 15, 2019 paved the way for those on Irregular status to get documented and also process relevant documents that ensured their regular stay lawfully in the country,
“This major reform is the basis for visa on arrival at the point of entry for holders of AU passport and other qualified under the policy enshrined in the presidential declaration of visa on arrival for Africans.
“This leadership role aimed at Integration and Unification of Africans for freedom of movement within Africa of Africans. This process was carefully designed taking cognizance of National Security of the country, ” he said.
Edited By: Ismail Abdulaziz
Mr Muhammad Babandede, Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has met with officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to further discuss the Nigeria Visa Policy 2020 operationalisation at missions abroad.
The Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Mr Sunday James, disclosed in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
James said that the meeting with the management of the ministry had the Minister of State, Amb. Zubairu Dada, Permanent Secretary, Amb. Mustapha Sulaiman and Directors in the ministry in attendance.
He said the meeting was to deepen discussions on the principle guiding visa issuance and processes, reciprocal considerations among others.
James added that the meeting also discussed ways to improve relationships between the diplomatic communities and Nigeria in view of policies of government as it affects immigration and diplomacy.
“The CGI stated in his address that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is key to the success of the implementation of the Nigeria Visa policy 2020 in order to effectively provide `One global System’ of Visa regime that will take care of the concerns of Nigerians and the prosperity of the nation,’’ he said.
The minister stressed the need to consider best diplomatic ways of ending visa issues, saying that reciprocal gesture would always be taken where and when necessary, where Nigerians were treated otherwise.
Dada commended the CGI for embarking on projects that would ensure economic growth and social development via the 79 classes of Visa design to cater for all classes of migrants to the country.
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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it has conducted a strategic appraisal and evaluation of the Nigeria Visa policy 2020.
The Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Mr Sunday James, disclosed this in statement made available to Nigeria News Agency on Wednesday in Abuja.
James said that the strategic discussion was to adopt a robust approach to address likely impediments in order to ensure smooth operation and facilitation.
James said that the deliberations and appraisal on the Operational status of the Visa Policy 2020 was also to deepen discussion on public engagement and sensitisation.
He added that it was to meet with Visa dynamics of reciprocity, waiver and other diplomatically acceptable processes and standards that would make Nigerians beneficiaries of same and Non-Nigerians enjoy seamless service and facilitation.
“Nigeria, one of the fastest growing economy is attracting investors, tourists, artists, clerics, experts and skilled people from around the globe.
“Nigerians in the Diaspora are most considered to benefit positively from the Nigeria Visa policy 2020 due to the added value of easing their return even when they hold passport of other countries other than Nigeria.
“In countries that does not accept dual citizenship, the robust visa policy is tailored to address all areas of interest, endeavors and status with machineries put in place to ensure security is not compromised.
“Visa as a major tool used by nations to control human mobility, is been embroidered by the NIS to ensure safer border control for a safe Nation,” he said.
NAN reports that a total of 16 Assistant Comptrollers General (ACG) from the 8 zonal offices and the NIS Headquarters with 76 Comptrollers from all the formations of the service were in attendance at the discussion.
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Bayelsa State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has flagged off the e-registration exercise for immigrants in the state.
The Comptroller General NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede, said this in a statement issued by the Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Mr Sunday James, on Friday in Abuja.
Babandede recalled that it was in compliance with the six months amnesty given by President Muhammadu Buhari for migrants in Nigeria.
He urged officers and men of the command to take advantage of the exercise to capture the migrants residing in Bayelsa to actualise the essence of the programme.
He warned the officers and men against any bottleneck that may jeopardise the exercise, adding that the Migrant e-registration exercise was free.
He, however, encouraged the migrants to turnout in their numbers for the exercise.
NAN reports that event took place in Yenegoa and was coordinated by the State Command Comptroller, Mr Felix Odika.
Edited by: Chioma Ugboma/Ismail Abdulaziz
NNN: The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has inaugurated two more passport and biometric visa facilities in Tokyo, Japan, and Seoul, South Korea.The Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Mr. Sunday James disclosed this in a statement made available to Nigeria News Agency on Friday in Abuja.James said that the operation desks were inaugurated by the Minister of Interior, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola on Nov. 21, 2019.He said that this was done in a bid to further expand the service operations and service delivery abroad.Edited By: Felix Ajide (NAN)