60 YEARS OF NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE: LAGOS COMMAND CELEBRATES, SENSITIZE PUBLIC
By Oki Samson, Trek Africa Newspaper
The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service yesterday kicked off it’s weeklong activities marking the 60th anniversary celebration of establishment of the Service.
As a precursor to the commencement of the auspicious occasion, the Command Comptroller, CIS BA Dangana, acquainted Officers and Men of the Command on the order of proceedings for the event of the day and also gave a highlight of the series of programmes lined up for the week.
National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP can report that the event started with a Road Walk and Sensitisation Campaign Against Smuggling of Migrants was aimed at acquainting unsuspecting members of the public on the perils associated with exploring any form of migration without possessing valid travel documents and the requisite visa endorsement that clearly states terms and conditions.
In a bid to reach a wider audience,
the Road Walk/Sensitisation Campaign which started from Ikoyi Passport Control Office moved across Ikoyi – Obalende and environs, with distribution of flyers highlighting how every members of the public can access Immigration Facilities on the Service Windows.
The Walk, as the occasion demanded was modelled like a carnival procession, with music played by Disc Jockey and a Live Band to lift the spirit of participants and members of the public within ear and eye shot danced and merry through the streets of Ikoyi – Obalende and environs.
The Command CIS also had media rounds with Metro FM 97.7 and Radio Nigeria 103.5 respectively, which served the dual purpose of enlightening members of the public on the ills of SOM and intimating a wider audience on the NIS’ 60th Anniversary Celebration, marking the establishment of the Service.