26th January, 2018
The Adamawa Command of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has commenced sensitisation of foreign nationals in the state against participating in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).
The Deputy Controller of Immigration in charge of Border Management, Mr Bappa Idris, disclosed this on Friday at a stakeholder meeting organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Yola.
Idris said that the command had embarked on enlightening of the foreign nationals through their leaders on the need to steer clear the exercise.
“We made it clear to them that this is a Nigerian affair and it’s a serious offence for them to participate in it.
“We also intend to intensify border patrol a week to the election date to check cross-border movement,” Idris said.
He solicited for public support to the service and other security agencies to ensure a hitch-free election.
The state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Kassim Gaidam, said so far a total of 154, 791 people had been registered in the state.
“This figure is, however, is subject to purging and the reduplication process which will bring the figure down.
“INEC will conduct further display to enable those with challenges in their registration to take measures and become eligible voters,” Gaidam said.