The Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. John Gaul Lebo, has advised the Nigerian Immigration Service in the State to come up with a clear National Identification System that will be accurate in the registration of migrants into the country.
Lebo gave the advice when the State Comptroller of Immigration Services, Adeuyi, F.C. visited the Cross River State House of Assembly during plenary, to offer public explanation and solicit the support of the House Members to effectively sensitize their constituents on the new Immigration Act.
The Speaker noted that most of the companies in Nigeria are foreign companies with Nigerian directors and their sustenance is supported by these directors, and wondered at the attachment of several security personnel to foreigners on technical duties in the country as against political office holders.
The Speaker thanked the Comptroller who led other Security Agencies to the Assembly for the Public Explanation, assuring that the House will liaise with Members representing border Communities to ensure adequate sensitization of their constituencies on the issue.
Earlier the State Comptroller of the Nigerian Immigration Service Calabar, Adeuyi, F.C. said they are in the House of Assembly to solicit the support of Members for adequate sensitization of the new Immigration Act.
Adeuyi recalled that the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria passed the revised Immigration Act into Law in 2015 adding that recently the revised version of Immigration Regulation 2017 was launched by the Honourable Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau Rtd. She said that the Cross River State Command of the Immigration Service was in the House to officially and formally present copies of the documents to the Speaker and Members.
Highpoint of the visit was the presentation of the new Immigration Act to the Speaker Rt. Hon. John Gaul Lebo.