Barring unforeseen circumstances, Migrant e-Registration is scheduled to start in Imo State today.
The Comptroller, Imo Command of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr David Ringshum, who made this known in Owerri, advised irregular migrants to take advantage of the exercise and register.
Ringshum said that strict measures would be taken against defaulters after the deadline of the registration on Jan. 11, 2020.
Ringshum said that the equipment for the programme had just been installed in Imo, while the exercise had been ongoing in other parts of the country.
The comptroller said that all avenues had been explored to ensure that those who were affected were duly informed of the exercise to ensure its success.
He said that leaders of ECOWAS communities like Togo, Niger, Chad and Benin Republic had been properly educated on the need to encourage their citizens in Nigeria to comply with the exercise.
Mrs Uju Ezenyi, the Deputy Comptroller of NIS in charge of Passport Office, in her contribution, said the e-registration for migrants was to promote togetherness and business establishments in Nigeria.
She said the move would make it easier to track activities of foreigners in the country for the duration of their stay.
Ezenyi said that the exercise was also in line with the service compliance in the promotion of businesses in the country.
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