The Federal Government has pledged to implement measures aimed at halting the influx of illegal immigrants into the country in order to enhance national security.
According to a statement released by the Ministry’s Director of Press, Afonja Ajibola, Minister of Interior Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo emphasized the necessity to end the era of allowing foreigners to easily enter the country using counterfeit travel documents.
This declaration was made during a visit by Dasuki Arabi, the Director of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, as disclosed in the statement on Saturday.
It read, “The Minister assured he is working seriously on efficient ways at securing Nigeria borders; saying a situation where illegal aliens easily find their ways into the country often with fake travel documents has to be stopped. In his view, Nigeria cannot be secured if its borders are not secured. “
He also said the Ministry was ready to partner with the BPSR in proffering effective solutions to the nation’s security challenges, especially in securing the nation’s borders.
“I am ready to actively collaborate with the Bureau of Public Service Reforms to find solutions to our security challenges,” he was quoted as saying.