The Imo State Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha has called on the Federal Government to urgently look into the federal establishments in the State that has deteriorated with a view of putting the dilapidated structures into proper shape for better productivity. He stated this when he received the newly posted State Comptroller, of the Nigeria Immigration Service at the Government House. The Governor expressed his joy at the great sense of responsibility and passion exhibited by the Comptroller since she took over office, stating that her vision to succeed is quite commendable and urged her not to rest on her oars.
Owelle Okorocha stated that immigration services is very key to our nation’s growth, hence should be supported whole heartedly especially now that the nation is fighting insurgency orchestrated by illegal aliens in the country. He called on the state comptroller to sensitize and educate Nigerians especially professionals on the need to verify overseas jobs before accepting them, he says “Isis and other terror groups are make multi million dollar offers to professionals who may be willing to join them and so there is need for the scope of work of the immigration services to be expanded, apart from issuing passports they should equally inquire and investigate on the purposes of Nigerians travelling abroad with a view to curtail the chances of our people joining the terror groups”.
The Governor equally admonished the new comptroller to liaise with the office of the secretary to the State Government so that a task force will be formed to carry out a thorough mop-up in the state to clear it of its illegal immigrants and aliens who disguise as watch men and artisans and perpetual all sorts of evil in the state.
Earlier, the newly posted Comptroller, Imo State Command, Nigeria Immigration Services Mrs. Nneka Uchendu expressed her determination to work assiduously to help the Federal and State Government attain the lofty ideals required in the immigration system. She spoke on need for the command to be included in State Security Council Meetings so that they can contribute their quota to the security challenges facing the nation, pointing that apart from issuing passport, they are equally trained to tackle security challenges when required. The State Immigration boss thanked the governor for donating a car to the command and for equally allocating a land where the command permanent site is been constructed. She equally solicited for more support from the state government, promising to live up to expectation.
For: Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
18th November, 2015
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