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NIS officials collect N50K bribe from migrants, Reps member calls for probe

Federal Lawmaker, Tolulope Akande-Sadipe has called on the Nigeria Immigration Service to investigate allegations of bribery against its personnel in land borders and at airports.

Akande-Sadipe, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora Affairs said that allegations of bribe collection from irregular migrants leaving the country are gaining grounds already and cannot be ignored.

She claimed that NIS Officials at check points at various Nigerian highways and airports have indirectly legalised irregular migration with their cash-for-pass attitudes.

She therefore called on the Comptroller General of Immigration, Mr. Muhammad Babandede, to act swiftly and look into the alleged acts of misconduct.

“It has come to my notice that some NIS officials collect N50, 000 bribe from some irregular migrants to be smuggled out of the country. In fact, there are no secondary checks at borders and the airport”.

“However, it is pertinent to commend the Comptroller General. He has been cooperating with our committee, but there are some elements in the Service, he needs to fish out,” she added.

She stated that there is an urgent need for NIS to have a firm grip of the borders and migration registration and management in the country.

Akande-Sadipe further noted that Immigration and NAPTIP need to collaborate to stem the tide of human trafficking.

-PM News

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