Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, (NIS) Mohammed Babandede, has described the closure of Nigeria’s borders as a good move for the nation’s security.
He made this remark on Monday during an interview on Channels Television’s Newsnight.
“It is good Nigeria closes its borders. It is good Nigeria muzzles up a little bit to show that we are a country and that we care about our security and economy,” he said.
During the interview, the immigration boss also called for more border security.
He emphasized the need for better cooperation with other neighbouring countries to tackle illegal entry and criminal activities.
He explained that during the over 12 months the Federal Government shut the nation’s borders, neighbouring countries understood the political will of the current administration.
“Nigeria has spoken with a political voice through actions that is why you see greater cooperation from our neighbours.
“I am glad in terms of immigration, within the period we closed the borders, we have received a lot of people who have left our territory through the unlawful path. Those people, we have taken to court and prosecuted them,” he added.