Sanwo-Olu Issues Fresh Directives On Immigration, The Lagos State Governor,
Babajide Sanwo-Olu has called on Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to save the
country from the third wave of COVID-19.
Sanwo-Olu charged NIS with a statutory responsibility of preventing further spread
of the virus, saying they should monitor immigrants coming into the country through
land, sea and air borders.
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He stated this when he received the Comptroller of the Lagos State Command of
the Nigeria Immigration Service, Bauchi Aliyu, at the State House, Alausa on Monday.
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The meeting followed an alarm Sanwo-Olu raised on the disappearance of some air
According to the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, the passengers
“came into the country via Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in
Lagos but could not be reached for COVID-19 status monitoring by EKOTELEMED
because they supplied the wrong contact details.
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“As the gatekeeper, Sanwo-Olu charged NIS to work with frontline responders
stationed at ports of entry across border posts to ensure in-bound travellers adhere
to laid down COVID-19 protocols.”