Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has said it will continue to strengthen its partnership with Chinese mobile technology giant, Huawei, for effective migration management.
Acting Comptroller-General (CG), of NIS, Isah Idris, said the need for smooth deployment of relevant Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has made it necessary for NIS to engage Huawei to further the agency’s commitment at entrenching seamless operations.
Speaking at an interactive session between NIS and Huawei, Idris noted that a sustained collaboration between the two partners is key to bolstering efforts at securing Nigeria’s borders.
He said the service has long realised that “within the framework of the statutory obligations of the NIS and in furtherance of the overall commitment towards entrenching effective and efficient migration management and internal security strategies in Nigeria, the deployment of relevant ICT cannot be overemphasised.”
He said: “Consequently, while contending with the reality of inadequate resources, NIS had implemented several ICT platforms to guarantee seamless operations and effective service delivery. Some prominent examples of such platforms, which are at various stages of implementation, include e-Passport Project, e-Payment for Immigration facilities and Expatriate Residence Permit (CERPAC) Project.”
While giving a brief description of some key technological strategies, Huawei Chief Scientists, Koh Heng Eng, said his company will continue to provide needed digital and technological support to NIS to deepen their relationship.