The Nigeria Immigration Service has been awarded a N500,000,000 (Five Hundred Million Naira), from Abdul Samad Rabiu Initiative for Africa (ASR Africa) Security Sector Support Grant, in recognition of the many successes recorded by the Service both nationally and internationally.
In a brief event at the NIS Headquarters in Abuja, Friday, 6th January, 2023, the Comptroller General of Immigration, Isah Jere Idris, MFR, while receiving the award letter, commended the Chairman, BUA Group, Alh. Abdul Samad Rabiu, for the initiative and for recognizing the strides of the Service. He restated the Service’s commitment to Nigeria as well as the global security while assuring the delegation of ASR Africa that the grant will be effectively utilized.
The ASR Africa Security Sector Support Grant Scheme, is an intervention initiative, targeted at sustainably impactful interventions in Security and Social Development in Africa. The grant is part of efforts of the Chairman of BUA Group, to give back to the African continent and make lasting impact in peace and security, as a means of uplifting and restoring lives of Africans.
It may be recalled that last year 2022, in recognition of the efforts of NIS in better service delivery and migration management, the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), rated the Service as the best performing MDA in the country for 7 months consecutively.
Ubon Udoh, the MD/CEO, Abdul Samad Rabiu Initiative for Africa, led the delegation to the NIS Headquarters for the presentation.