The Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandide MFR , has appreciated the level of Compliance by International flight Carriers on the International Flights restrictions and Closure of Land Borders, as well as the Seaport Command Control as directed by government, to curtail importation or possible spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Babandede MFR who stated this on resumption to duty after the expiration of his leave period after initial testing positive to Covid-19, isolation and treatment in line with the NCDC directive and subsequent testing negative twice after the 14 days isolation, treatment before his discharge, encouraged the Nigeria Immigration Operatives to keep the tempo high without compromising National Security and Safety regulations as stipulated by NCDC and WHO.
It would be recalled that the CG Immigration Service, Muhammad Babadinde MFR tested positive to coronavirus upon return from the United Kingdom on the 22nd of March, 2020.
The Deputy Comptroller Immigiration(DCI), Sunday James in a release made available to Timenewsreporter said, “The CGI, Babandede resumed duty after recovery and medical clearance on testing negative twice, during the break he receives briefs online and directs accordingly with much to do with respect to national assignments as the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, saddled with the Control of Entry and Exit into and out of the country, enforcement of the Federal government directives with respect to the restriction order on International travels through the Airports, Closure of Land Borders, and Control of seaports human mobility and traffic of passengers and crew members on vessels, ships that falls within the category cleared as essential shipments for the economy or critical requirements that supports the government fight against Covid-19
“The service has engaged all its Commands at the Air, Sea and Land Borders to step-up operations for the Control and management of human mobility, refusing entry of non-Nigerians who have no business with government in provision of critical services as stipulated by government in the restriction orders from coming into the country and allowing Nigerian returnees back to the country by handing them over to state ministry of health, WHO officials at the entry points to be subjected to NCDC compliance in line with the Medical procedures stipulated for every arriving passenger from outside the Country to curtail importation and possible spread of Covid-19, he opined.
He pointed out that the Control measures at the Entry and Exit points has helped in the government fight to stop the spread and ensure the well-being of Nigerians and other citizens residing in Nigeria.