By: Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri
The Comptroller Nigeria Immigration Service Borno state Command Ismail Muhammed Hamis said media and press plays pivotal roles in disseminating very crucial and correct information that makes a lot of things possibly great in this country.
The Comptroller made commendation today Thursday while receiving the staff and management of first private independent media organization Dandal Kura corporation in Borno state led by its Managing Director Alhaji Faruq Dalhatu at the Command Head Quarters in Federal Secretariat , along Kano Road Maiduguri.
Stating the purpose of the visit with his members of entourage the Managing Director Dandal Kura Corporation Faruq Dalhatu said, the station was purposely established in 2015 by UAID to roll back the narrative of Boko Haram Insurgent in northeast Nigeria and Lake Chad Basin area.
Faruq revealed that Dandal Kura Radio International was operating as a grant base station in the region for about two consecutive years. He further explains that the grant abruptly stopped. He however, said that they chose to continuously transmitting basic Massages and information needed by the people.
Mr Dalhatu also narrated that the station of Dandal Kura Broadcast on SW which could be heard all over the world which is broadcasting contents in Kanuri Hausa languages respectively.
He noted that President Muhammadu Buhari issued them a license to operate FM station which could also be heard almost at all nooks and crannies of Borno state.
On his part Comptroller Nigeria Immigration Service Borno state Command Ismail Muhammed Hamis noted the gargantuan contributions of Dandal Kura Corporation in the areas of Peace building and conflict resolution through effective massaging and other media strategies in local languages (Kanuri and Hausa) are very much commendable.
Emphasizing the jurisdictions of Nigeria Immigration Service Ismail Muhammed Hamis said apart from the security they have been rendering a lot services ranges from the control of persons entering or leaving Nigeria, the issuance of travel documents, to bona fide Nigerians in and outside Nigeria, the issuance of residence permits to foreigners in Nigeria, Border surveillance and patrol, and curtail the human trafficking, and illegal migrants Enforcement of laws and regulations with which they have been directly charged.
Stressing that a lot of other strategic plans are under way to manned the Nigeria porous border with the modern technologies for peace and continue stability of Nigeria as independent sovereign nation at all cost.
He further stated that Nigeria Immigration Service has a central data base to closely monitor the activities of the foreigners by taken their information at entry point. Adding that Technology Building is a centre setup by the president Muhammadu Buhari where they can have basic information about foreigners.
He then thanks staff and the management of Dandal Kura Corporation for finding time to visit him. They eventually exchanges presents and plague. The group photograph also taken place at the end of the brief meeting which lasted for 30 minutes