The Nigeria Immigration Service(NIS) has deployed the Migration Information Data Analysis System (MIDAS) to various commands of the service to ease operational activities.
The Comptroller of Immigration of the Seme Command, Mr Bernard Zipamor, disclosed this during a courtesy visit to him by the executive members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos Council.
At the visit led by the Chairman of the Lagos NUJ, Mr Adeleye Ajayi, the immigration chief said the deployment of MIDAS was made possible by the Comptroller General of the agency, Mr Muhammed Babandede.
Mr Zipamor, who stated that the NIS has the sole responsibility of controlling the movement of persons in and out of the country, appreciated the efforts of the Lagos State Ministry of Health in assisting the division in the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He, however, said there was a need for health facilities at the Seme Command as a result of the pandemic.
“We are supposed to have facilities for sample collection and testing when travellers are returning,” he said.
He thanked the team for the visit and pledged to partner and work with the NUJ Lagos Council.
On the part of Mr Ajayi, he commended the command for its giant strides in border surveillance and patrol, which yielded tremendous results and also praised the NIS for leveraging the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) to achieve quality service delivery.
The NUJ chairman lauded the service for its professional website which had made the application for international passports easier for intending travellers.
He reaffirmed his commitment to facilitating training for journalists in Lagos Council.
Mr Ajayi said that a seminar on fake news would be organised for members within the next few weeks.
Also on the NUJ Lagos team were Mrs Biola Beckley, the Vice-Chairman; Mr Tunde Olalere, the Secretary; Mr Philip Nwosu, the Assistant Secretary; Oluwakemi Ishola, Ex. Officio; and Innocent Anaba, the Financial Secretary.