MINISTRY OF INTERIOR
UPDATE ON FIRE INCIDENT AT NIS HEADQUARTERS
Fire broke out in a part of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Headquarters on Sunday morning. It was put out by the Nigeria Fire Service stationed at the premise, assisted by the fire units of the neighbouring agencies, before it could do much damage.
No life was lost and no one was injured. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
However, it affected the data management centre, especially the Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) which enabled the agency to coordinate movement of persons at the borders and upload information on missing and stolen passports to INTERPOL database.
No data was lost as a result of the incident and this will not affect the operation of the agency whatsoever since each border post is also independently connected to INTERPOL.
This incident occurred at a time the data management centre is being transferred to a new ultramodern building. The migration will now be accelerated seamlessly.
NIS has in place an effective protection and security system for its data and operations facilities and will continue to offer quality services to Nigerians and foreigners alike in all areas of its mandate.
DIRECTOR (PRESS & PUBLIC RELATIONS)
January 11, 2021