Immigration registers 2,000 immigrants in Jigawa



The Nigerian Immigration Service, Jigawa state command, has registered over 2,000 immigrants in compliance with the presidential order of six months amnesty period.

The Public Relation Officer of the command, Bala Abdullahi Adamu, disclosed this to reporters Thursday in Dutse on the ongoing nationwide registration of immigrants in Nigeria.

He said, following the presidential directive for immigration service to register all the immigrants living in Nigeria, the state command swung into action without delay.

The PRO said that , “according to the presidential directive, six months was declared as an  amnesty period during which every immigrant will be registered free of charge without considering having or not having any valid documents to enter Nigeria”.

He also expressed satisfaction on the aliens turnouts and cooperation given to the exercise, saying after the six month  amnesty period, the exercise will continue according to the expected new presidential directives.

Speaking to Journalist, the secretary of the Association of Niger Citizens Living in Jigawa state, Malam Tanimu Isyaku Dutse, expressed satisfaction on registration process.

He said his association is given all the necessary cooperation for the exercise through making official arrangement for transporting their members from across the 27 local government areas of the state to the command headquarter for the registration.