Gov. Aiyedatiwa pledges partnership with Nigeria Immigration to curb illegal immigration

By Precious Oluwole

The Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa on Tuesday, received the management team of Nigeria Immigration Service, Ondo State Command in his office.

Governor Aiyedatiwa, during this visit, pledged that the State Government would partner with Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service to curb the activities of illegal immigrants within the state.

He stressed the need for accurate data collection and collaboration between the government and the Immigration Service to effectively combat the problem of illegal immigration.

While emphasizing the importance of joint efforts in addressing the issue of illegal immigration and trafficking, Governor Aiyedatiwa commended the Immigration Service for their ongoing efforts in identifying and apprehending illegal immigrants, highlighting the crucial role they play in maintaining security and order within the state.

“We appreciate your diligent efforts in identifying and apprehending illegal immigrants residing within our local governments. I am confident that your organization maintains thorough records of these individuals. As a government, we seek access to this data so that the Attorney General’s office can investigate further. Having access to these records will enable us to devise effective strategies for addressing this pressing issue.”

Governor Aiyedatiwa reiterated the government’s willingness to provide necessary assistance and resources to aid in their operations.

Furthermore, Governor Aiyedatiwa acknowledged the significance of rehabilitating structures at the Immigration Service office and assured officials that their requests would be reviewed and addressed accordingly. He encouraged the Immigration Service to formalize their requests by submitting a written memo for consideration.

“In addressing your concerns, it would recalled that the land your new complex is built upon was graciously donated by the state government as part of our ongoing support, this is just to remind you that the state government has always been supportive to the command when it comes to infrastructure, concerning other demands you have, i urge you to formalize your specific requests by submitting a written memo, to ensure proper documentation for review and action”

In addition to addressing infrastructure concerns, Governor Aiyedatiwa recognized the urgent need for operational vehicles within security outfits and assured officials that the government is actively working to procure vehicles to support all security agencies in the state.

“Furthermore, the need for operational vehicles is a common requirement among security outfits. We are actively pursuing arrangements to procure such vehicles to bolster support for all security agencies in the state. Rest assured, we are fully committed to providing assistance to the best of our ability.” He said.

Earlier in her address, The State Comptroller of Nigeria Immigration service, Ondo State Command, Grace Olaitan Adeoye, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to connect with Governor Aiyedatiwa and his administration.

She highlighted the vital role of the Immigration Service in Ondo State and acknowledged the support received thus far.

Controller Adeoye also presented requests for the rehabilitation of certain structures at their office and

She emphasized the service’s involvement in combating human trafficking and illegal immigration and also tabled requests for the rehabilitation of certain structures at their office and

In conclusion, the governor was honored with an award of excellence by Controller Grace Olaitan Adeoye, who commended the Governor’s leadership style since assuming office, stating that the entire service was impressed by it.

In attendance were; The Deputy Governor, Dr Olayide Adelami, Chief of staff, Prince Segun Omojuwa, Head of service Mr Bayo Philip, commissioner for finance, Omowumi Isaac, Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Dr Olukayode Ajulo, SA on information and strategy, Akogun Olugbenga Omole, SSA on broadcast communications, Dapo Aruwajoye.

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