Technology has taken over the world of today this means that if you are not moving around it you are still setback in the world of today. Nigeria has started issuing a biometric visa, the first in Africa, designed to effectively block people that should not enter the country for security measures and future occurrence.
The introduction of biometric visa was announced by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Mr Abubakar Magaji, at the 2017 End-of-Year Dinner and Award Night of the Nigeria Immigration Service in Abuja.
He represented the Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, at the occasion. Nigeria is the only country in Africa that is issuing a biometric visa which started this year but has already been launched. I know the biometric visa is going to block many people that we don’t want to come to Nigeria,” he said and this measure will be able to curb so many illegal activities that will arise in the course of entering the country. While urging the agency to do more in the coming year, Magaji assured it of the continued support of the ministry that supervises the NIS.
The Chairperson of the event planning committee, Mrs Edith Onyemenam, said it was one of the first federal agencies to implement the Presidential Executive Orders issued earlier in the year.
Onyemenam, a Comptroller of Immigration, said the introduction of online pre-approval for Visa on Arrival contributed greatly to the country’s improvement in the World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking from 169th to 145th position.
In his address, the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Mr Mohammed Babandede, said, “We achieved a lot because I have a good team.