Security: Oyetola urges migrants in Osun to embrace e-registration
The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has implored the migrants residing in the state to cooperate with the officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) for proper documentation and data capturing.
He admonished them to register with the NIS to enable the state to guarantee their security and welfare and to afford them the opportunity to carry out their legitimate businesses.
Oyetola, represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prince Wole Oyebamiji, spoke on Thursday at the State Command of the NIS, Osogbo, during the inauguration of the electronic registration of migrants residing in the state.
He further said: “The e-Registration exercise is a global standard exercise. It is designed for all migrants who are 18 years and above to register with the Nigeria Immigration Service. This exercise will serve as a database of all foreigners.
“Consequently, I enjoin all migrants resident in Osun to register with the Nigeria Immigration Service to enable the State to guarantee their security and welfare and to afford them the opportunity to carry out their legitimate businesses.
“No nation or state is self sustaining. Nigerians and citizens of Osun, like other world nationals, are all over the globe contributing their quota to the development of their nations of residence.
“The state of Osun is the reigning Most Peaceful State in Nigeria. It is open to migrants and other non-indigenes who are ready to live in the state in peace and contribute to the socio-economic and overall development of Osun.
“As a creation of the law, we expect all migrants to be law abiding and to know that the instruments of the law shall be invoked in the event of any infraction as the state would, even to its own citizens.
“I urge our officials and citizens to cooperate with the Nigeria Immigration Service to ensure seamless implementation of the exercise”, Oyetola said.