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Register before 2020 deadline, Nigerian immigration service tasks expatriates in Bauchi

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Controller, Nigeria Immigration Services, NIS, in Bauchi State, Anthony Gaya, has advised expatriates in the state to ensure that all their documents were genuine and complete to meet the January 2020 deadline for migrants as directed by the Federal Government.

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Mr Gaya gave the advice in Bauchi Thursday while briefing newsmen and representatives of expatriates living in Bauchi on the e-registration for migrants.

Mr Gaya said that the e-registration was aimed at ensuring that database of all expatriates were captured.

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He said that the exercise would reduce the threat of global insecurity.

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“The objective of the e- registration is to have a comprehensive database of migrants.

“Expatriates should visit the state command for the e-registration because of biometric.

“The Federal government has given six months amnesty for expatriates to get their travelling documents.

“Whether you have your document ready or not, all expatriates should come for e- registration and get the documents ready before the deadline.

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“Some of the persons that were eligible for the e-registration include individuals that have attained 18 years.

“Those exempted are persons that have diplomatic immunity and had been accredited by the government of the federation,” he said.

The state controller, who noted that foreign investors also contribute to the economic growth of any society, urged them to adhere to the culture and religion of their host communities for peaceful coexistence.

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