​Nigeria Immigration assures no foreigner will vote in general elections


The Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Services, NIS, Adamawa State Command, Ubi Nkanu, has stated that his organization is working round the clock to ensure that foreigners do not vote in​​ the next general elections in the state.

Mr. Nkanu ​gave the assurance during an interactive session with journalists in his office.

He assured Nigerians that his organization was working with sister security organizations to ensure that the Nigerian borders were adequately manned to ensure that foreigners do not infiltrate the borders especially during elections.

He urged the staff of the organization to carry out their job with a high level of professionalism and dedication.

“We will fire any staff that conspires to allow foreigners to vote in the next election,” he said.

Mr. Nkanu said the major challenge his organization was facing was the insurgency in Adamawa. He noted that no meaningful development could be achieved in a situation of war but added that “despite the challenge, my organization is doing its best to ensure that foreigners do not infiltrate the country.”

He said Adamawa indigenes were responding positively to the e-passport scheme established by the federal government, disclosing that about 5, 000 people obtained their passport in 2014 alone.

The Comptroller said as part of the Federal Governments effort to ensure sanity across border communities, the federal government had mapped out a strategic plan to provide infrastructure across the border communities. He said the development would lead to the entrenchment of peace in the areas.

Mr. Nkanu urged the border communities to assist his organization with information about movement of suspicious people around their areas. He said such gestures would assist in providing a water tight security
in the state.

He said so far no staff of the organization had died in the insurgency, adding that his organization had effectively taken control of the state’s borders. He promised an improvement in their performance in 2015.

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