Nigeria deports 22, 000 illegal aliens in six months- Moru

By The Citizen

NO fewer than 22, 000 illegal aliens were deported back to their respective nations in the past six months under the current 'Operation Flux Exercise' of the Nigerian Immigration services, Minister of Interior, Comrade Patrick Abba Moru has stated.

Speaking to newsmen in Dutse during his familiarization tour to the state, Moru stated that officials of the Nigeria immigration services will soon be deployed to vulnerable borders as part of measures to control the excess of illegal aliens coming into the country illegally.

He stated that plans has reach an advance stage by the Federal Ministry of Interior in establishing 84 plaza covering our borders in addition to the procuring relevant technology to be able to monitor our borders through signing a Memorandum of Understanding between Federal government and the Chinese Machinery Corporation in Beijing for the restoration of electronic machines in controlling the influx of illegal aliens into our country.

Similarly plans has reach an advanced stage by the Federal Ministry of Interior in procuring 11 armored patrol vehicles to be distributed to  officers and men of the Nigeria Immigration to be use in monitoring, and controlling our borders.

In achieving the desire objectives, he said the Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Chinese Corporation on ways to assist the country enhance its security network especially on our borders, and other internal matters.

'As security is a collective responsibility among individuals, governments at all levels, and corporate bodies, there is urgent need for both parties to join hands together so as to supplement government efforts in tackling the situation'

On prison congestion, the Minister solicits the co-operation among all the three tiers of governments, and traditional institutions in charting a new joint libration towards re-invigorating our prison administration to a modern status aimed at empowering the inmates with a skilled employment opportunity, as well tempering justice with mercy on inmates with less punitive offences to allow prison decongestion.

Earlier Governor Sule Lamido of jigawa state has called for joint synergies among state and federal governments in tackling the confronting challenges affecting our internal affairs.

'All the squabbles we are facingtoday occur due to our Shylock attitudes and commitments in facing issues with reality in overcoming them. Therefore we must take as a challenge in facing the realities of times for the better'

Governor Lamido then solicits the assistance and co-operation of the Honorable Minister of Interior Comrade Patrick Abba Moru to as a matter of urgency comes-up with modalities of improving the condition of our prison administration to the modest nationwide.