The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has disinfected its facilities in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
The Comptroller General, NIS, Mr. Muhammad Babandede through the Public Relations Officer of the agency, Mr. Sunday James, on Wednesday in Abuja, directed the disinfection of all operational facilities of the service where the public patronises it.
Babandede noted that the NIS was taking advantage of the lockdown and movement restriction to carry out the disinfection exercise.
He also hinted that agency had suspended operations at its passport offices and migrant e-registration centres throughout the country in compliance with government orders to curtail the further spread of the COVID-19.
“The service is taking this opportunity to appreciate all and sundry for their concern and prayers.
“We are assuring Nigerians that all passport and other service delivery units are doing their best to clear the backlog of applications submitted for passports,” Babandede said.
He further maintained that the State Comptrollers around the borders were busy monitoring the field officers for compliance and enforcement in line with the federal government directive.
Babandede buttressed that the exercise also guarantees harmonious habitation and living between the NIS operatives and border communities within the lockdown period.
Editing by ‘Biodun Soyele
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