Mohammed Adamu, the newly appointed Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has officially assumed his duties in Adamawa State, taking over from the retired Ibrahim Maina,leadership reports.
Governor Ahmadu Fintiri welcomed Comptroller Adamu to the Government House in Yola on Thursday, urging the NIS to effectively secure the porous border between the state and Cameroon to prevent the activities of aliens.
Expressing concern about the nine Local Government Areas (LGAs) that share a border with the Cameroonian Republic, Governor Fintiri highlighted that security breaches often involve foreigners entering the state easily. He emphasized the government’s intention to tap into the expertise of the new Comptroller to address the security challenges faced by residents.
Governor Fintiri commended the recent reforms in passport issuance by the NIS. In response, Comptroller Adamu assured the governor of the command’s dedication to service delivery. He expressed readiness to tighten state borders, enhancing security and ensuring that Adamawa no longer faces challenges related to passport scarcity.