SA to the Governor on General Duties Commends Nigerian Immigration Service for Security Efforts


By Andrea Ekeng

In a recent courtesy visit to the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) Command in Calabar, Barr Ekpenyong Akiba, Special Adviser to the Governor of Cross River State on General Duties, expressed admiration for the command’s dedication to addressing security challenges in the state.
During the meeting, Barrister Akiba highlighted the longstanding and robust relationship between the state government and the NIS, emphasizing the importance of collaboration in safeguarding against potential security threats posed by incoming individuals.

“We deemed it appropriate to extend a warm welcome and congratulations to you on your return, because listening to your abridged profile, it is clear you have a rooted relationship with us, so this is your home”, remarked Barrister Akiba during the visit.
“We recognize your extensive experience and expertise in line with the NIS mandate of ensuring border security. As a state, we are committed to partnering with you to facilitate your responsibilities and achieve optimal outcomes.”

Barr Ekpenyong Akiba Visit to immigration cross river state

Acknowledging the challenges faced by the NIS Command, Barrister Akiba reassured the team of Governor Bassey Otu’s unwavering commitment to delivering tangible results. “His Excellency is focused on enhancing security measures,” he affirmed, emphasizing the government’s proactive approach to addressing security concerns.

In response, PC Ogbodo, the Comptroller of the NIS Cross River State Command, expressed gratitude for the continued collaboration and support from the state government. “We appreciate the acknowledgment of our efforts,” stated PC Ogbodo. “The doors of the NIS are always open, and we are dedicated to working closely with the state to maintain security and address emerging challenges.”

Dr. Jerome Egbe, Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Utility, also commended the Comptroller for her accessibility and encouraged ongoing efforts to fortify border security. “The government is pleased with the NIS’s performance,” noted Dr. Egbe, urging the agency to remain vigilant against foreign incursions.

The highlight of the visit was Barrister Akiba signing the visitors’ register, symbolizing the strengthened partnership between the Cross River State government and the NIS. Deputy Comptroller AA Innih-Akpan conveyed appreciation for the visit and extended well wishes for a successful tenure, reflecting the positive sentiments shared during the courtesy call.

March 22, 2024.


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