His Royal Majesty, Ewuare II, CFR, Oba of Benin has tasked the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on effective policing of porous Nigeria borders and improve capacity to deal with security threats.
Oba Ewuare II gave the advice when the Comptroller, Nigeria Immigration Service, Edo State Command, Uba Waziri led his Management team to the Palace in Benin City.
The traditional ruler also charge the leadership of both Nigerian military to prioritize the welfare of their personnel, as a critical building block to reach a nadir and succeed in battle field.
According to him, “I am sure you know that our border is very porous, especially in Northern part of Nigeria. I wonder how the Immigration Service has being protecting our borders with the right equipment.
HIS ROYAL MAJESTY, EWUARE Il, CFR, OBA OF BENIN (LEFT) AND THE COMPTROLLER, NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE, EDO STATE COMMAND, UBA WAZIRI DURING A COURTESY VISIT BY THE LATTER TO OBA PALACE IN BENIN.
“The situation is almost like the Nigerian Army. In protecting our borders, it is very important to look after them (personnel); Provide the facilities, the equipment, training and welfare for our Immigration officers because their job is not easy”, Oba Ewuare II said.
He also pledged the Palace support for Management of the Service to discharge its duties and commended the Public Relations officer of the State Command, Kenneth Ake, for his giving a good account of himself.
Earlier in his address, the Comptroller, Nigeria Immigration Service, Edo State Command, Uba Waziri, said he came to pay his respect to the Oba of Benin as tradition demands and also thank Oba Ewuare II for the support Benin Kingdom has given the Nigeria the Service over the years.
The Immigration Controller, solicited for Royal prayers and support during the visit.
Waziri was enlisted into the Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Service as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent in July 1993, and was deployed to Edo State as the 25th Service on February 23rd 2023, after serving in other parts of the nation.