Oyetola Commends e-Registration Of Migrants


Governor,State of Osun, Mr Gboyega Oyetola has described the new electronic registration of migrants in the State by the Nigeria Immigration Service as a significant institutional instrument for effective and efficient governance.
The Governor stated this during the official flagg-off of the e-Registration facility at the premises of the Nigeria immigration service, Osun state command.
The Governor who was represented at the programme by the Secretary to the state government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji said it is a tool for easy and functional planning and for ensuring the security and welfare of the migrants.
Oyetola who remarked that the e-Registration is a standard global exercise explained that If well handled could be used as a critical tool in international relations mechanism among nations of the world.
While urging migrants who are 18 years and above to register with the Nigeria Immigration Service, the governor explained that the state is open to migrants and other non-indigenes who are ready to reside in the State in peace and contribute to the socio-economic and overall development of the Osun.
The Governor solicited the cooperation of all citizens and residents to achieve the agenda of equitable development and wealth distribution which the administration is determined to provide.
He commended the Nigeria Immigration Service for coming up with the e-Registration initiative and for applying best practices in ensuring its implementation, describing it as a profound service to the nation.
Earlier in his address of welcome, Comptroller of immigration Service, Osun State Command,IU Panshekara disclosed that the migrants E-registration is a new initiative by President Muhammad Buhari’s administration to have a comprehensive data base of non-Nigerians residing in the country for planning and security purposes.
Comptroller Panshekara maintained that all migrants in Nigeria have a grace of 6months period to register since July 12th that President Muhammad Buhari flag it off in Abuja.noting that irregular Migrants are expected to perfect their stay particulars after they have been captured for e-registaration.

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