Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Nigeria Introduces Biometric Visa To Prevent Illegal Foreigners

Nigeria has begun to issue biometric visa, the first in Africa, designed to effectively prevent foreigners that would not be needed to enter the country.

The introduction of biometric visa was announced by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Mr Abubakar Magaji, at the 2017 End-of-Year Dinner and Award Night of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in Abuja on Monday.

Mogaji, who represented the Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), at the occasion, said:
You have made us proud because at this moment, Nigeria is the only country in Africa that is issuing biometric visa.
“It started this year, but we have already launched it. I know the biometric visa is going to block many people that we don’t want to come to Nigeria.”
 While urging the agency to do more in the coming year, Magaji assured it of the continued support of the ministry, which supervises the NIS.