…Ranks 1st In Africa,54th In The World By IPSG
The Nigeria Immigration Service(NIS) and INTERPOL i-24/7 Desk, a major INTERPOL system supporting Arm manned by officers of the agency at the unit in NIS Headquarters, Abuja yesterday successfully uploaded about 150,000 Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (STLD) to INTERPOL Global System (IPSG) in Lyon, France seamlessly and successfully.
An statement signed Service Public Relations Officer, Deputy Comptroller of Immigration (DCI, James Sunday, said that the integration according to IPSG is the first in Africa and 54th in the World, adding that by implication this feat has enabled Nigeria to upload all SLTD to IPSG-Lyon, France through a secure channel.
The NIS spokesman stated that success was achieved with the immense support of the IPSG, United Stated National Central Bureau (USNCB) Washington, National Central Bureau (NCB) Abuja and the NIS team.
The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service Muhammad Babandede, the NIS spokesman said was updated in a brief on this development by the team in view of the report received of the success so far recorded and placement of Nigeria as the first in Africa and 54th in the world by the Interpol Global system Index confirming the successful integration and uploading of such quantity of SLTD among member nations on IPSG.
The Service PRO said that the Nigerian SLTD detection and tracking system domiciled at NIS, Headquarters has successfully yielded result and worth appreciating by Nigerians and the global community in an effort put in place by the service team to rid the world of attempts and deliberate acts leading to identity theft, frauds and other organised crimes perpetrated globally using Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD).