Tuesday 24th October, 2017
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NIS partners with varsities commission on Migration Institute

NIS partners with varsities commission on Migration Institute

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) is to partner with the National Univer­sities Commission (NUC) to establish a Migration Institute for countries in the West Africa region.
 
Comptroller General of the Service, Mohammed Baband­ede, who stated this in Abuja during a meeting with NUC’s Executive Secretary , Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, said the proposed Institute which would be located in Toga , Kebbi State, would also go a long way in re­positioning the organisation as well as boosting the fortunes of the country.
 
His words: “One thing we have to do if we want to develop our country is to develop our in­tellectual capacity.
 
“We are envisaging Migra­tion Institution for West African Countries, Nigeria Immigration is committed to tackling the challenges of migration man­agement in West Africa.”
 
While saying that the Insti­tute would also address migra­tion challenges being faced by neighbouring countries , the NIS boss said the school would be affiliated to universities in the region.
 
“We realised that for us to succeed on the plan we have to partner with the NUC for guide­lines so that we can have an in­stitution that will develop capac­ity for migration challenges,” he added.
 
On his part, the NUC Execu­tive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, assured of the Com­mission’s readiness to ensure the Institute becomes a success story.
 
The NUC boss stated that the Commission would give intel­lectual shape to the Institute of Migration and also help create high standard dimension to ex­tend its programmes to the en­tire sub-region.
 
He said, “Our role is to work closely with the NIS to see to the take off of the proposed West Africa Institutes for Migration Management Studies that will be based in Tuga, Kebbi State.
 
“NUC shall ensure that pro­grammes of studies around the migration field is concrete and concretised and we would en­sure that credible professors within and outside Nigeria are brought in preparation for the curriculum that will be taught.”

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