NIS, NCAA Synergise To Implement Single Window Border Operation
In line with the global best practices, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) have resolved to form a synergy to implement a Single Window Border Operation (SWBO) at the nation’s international airports.
According to the National Public Relations Officer of NIS, Deputy Comptroller of NIS, James Sunday, the arrangement is targeted at facilitating ease and seamless passengers’ clearance without compromising national security was sealed by both the Comptroller General of NIS Muhammad Babandede and the Director General of Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Musa Nuhu.
The equipment, he stated would be combined with the Migration Information Data Analysis System (MIDAS) operated by the NIS for collection of information and control of entry.
He explained that it was to facilitate a secured international travels.
Besides, he added that given the development “all the agencies operating at the airport would operate under one umbrella to remove undue bureaucracy and bottlenecks associated with multiple clearance by several agencies for passengers.
“This brought to fore the need for actualising the operation of the Advance Passenger Information System (API) to track passengers’ mobility.
“It is a major tool being deployed to get information about a passenger before arrival for effective border control and management in line with the United Nation (UN) Resolution 2396, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
“It also supports agencies of government at the airport and government to deploy the API for standard collection and gathering of data of international travelers” the NIS spokesman said.