Nigeria contracts Chinese firm to help control influx of Illegal aliens
NIGERIA is eliciting the help of a Chinese firm in controlling influx of illegal immigrants from neighbouring African countries. The country in pursuit of this goal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chinese Machinery for the installation of electronic machines in controlling the influx of illegal aliens into the country, The Minister of Interior, Comrade Patrick Abba Moru, has said. Speaking during a familiarization tour of Jigawa state, the minister said officials of the Nigeria immigration services would soon be deployed to vulnerable borders as part of measures to control the influx of illegal aliens into the country. He stated that plans had reached an advanced stage for the establishment of 84 plaza at the nation's borders in addition to the procuring relevant technology to be able to monitor them more effectively. According to him, no fewer than 22, 000 illegal aliens were deported back to their respective countries in the past six months under the current 'Operation Flush Exercise' of the Nigerian Immigration services. According to him, plans are on gear by the Federal Ministry of Interior in procuring 11 armoured patrol vehicles to be distributed to officers and men of the Nigeria Immigration to be used in monitoring, and controlling our borders.
He said, '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 solicited the co-operation among all the three tiers of governments, traditional institutions 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 had called for joint synergies among state and federal governments in tackling the confronting challenges affecting our internal affairs. 'All the squabbles we are facing today 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,' he said. Governor Lamido then solicited the assistance and co-operation of the Honorable Minister of Interior Comrade Patrick Abba Moru to as a matter of urgency come up with modalities of improving the condition of our prison administration to the modest nationwide.