The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede has said that ECOWAS would set up a Migration Academy in Tugga, Kebbi State, to train immigration officers in the sub-region
Babandede said this at the Passing out Parade of 396 cadets of the 44th Superintendent Basic Course in Kano.‎
He said the day decision to establish the institution was taken at a meeting of ECOWAS Heads of Immigration held in Abuja in 2017.‎
He said the academy, when established, would help in training officers ‎and border security personnel within the sub-region.
Babandede said the institution would also strengthen collaboration between immigration officers and border security personnel within the sub-region.
He added that the academy ‎would help officers to learn French to enhance regional corporation and strengthen the capacity of the personnel.
In her remark, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah said the event represented a sincere demonstration of government commitment to strengthen national security architecture and gainful employment.