The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, on said Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS would set up a Migration Academy in Tugga, Kebbi State, to train immigration officers in the sub-region.
Mr Babandede disclosed this in Kano on Saturday at the Passing out Parade of 396 cadets of the 44th Superintendent Basic Course.
He said the 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. Adding that the institution would also strengthen collaboration between immigration officers and border security personnel within the sub-region.
He also said that the academy would help officers to learn French to enhance regional corporation and strengthen the capacity of the personnel.
The comptroller said the service would intensify efforts at the ongoing reforms on operational activities and staff welfare and urged them to be hardworking, dedicated, disciplined and be good ambassadors of the service.
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.
As you pass out from this institution today, I enjoin you to remain guided by the training you have received as well as by the agencies rules of engagement in your conduct, she added.