Immigration deploys new officers at Lagos airport

AMG Logistics

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has deployed additional officers to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos following the commissioning of the new international terminal at the airport, findings by our correspondent have revealed.

However, the terminal commissioned penultimate week by President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to be put into use, Daily Trust learnt.

The terminal is expected to boost the number of passengers by an additional 14m.

With this, the service, according to a source, felt the need to deploy more officers into the terminal to make passengers’ screening seamless.

Already, it was learnt that the officers deployed are already undergoing intensive training ahead of their resumption of duty.

The source who spoke with our correspondent on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to talk to the press said, “The officers are now going through intensive two-week training at the cargo unit of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos Command for reorientation and they would join their mates on the completion of the training.”


Also, it was learnt that after the two weeks of training, the officers would be sent to understudy the various units of the command in order to acquaint themselves with the rudiments.

The source said: “You need certain skills to work at such a command. So, the training is very important for them. The attitude of our officers to the travelling public is very necessary, yet you must convey the message you need to convey to them without compromise.

“After the training, we will make them understudy the various units to be able to know what others do. Then, the officers will go back to class and ask questions based on their observations and on how they can get better results.”

Besides, our correspondent gathered that the federal government had on Tuesday carried out a simulation exercise for agencies that would function at the new international terminal, including the immigration officers.

During the simulation training, it was learnt that some of the gaps noticed in the system were itemised for correction.

Ref: dailytrust.com

Share this post:

Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on tumblr
Tumblr

AMG Logistics is a Lagos-based TRACE certified logistics company. Our services include Freight Forwarding, Customs Clearance, Trucking, Distribution, and Warehousing within Nigeria.

CONTACT US

 

Tel: +234 909 199 9866

sales.nigeria@amglogistics.com
+234 909 199 9866

customer.services@amglogistics.com
+234 909 199 9841

cs.abuja@amglogistics.com
+234 909 199 9805

documentation.department@amglogistics.com
+234 909 199 9813

AMG Logistics Locations

HEAD OFFICE
7c Creek Road
Apapa
Lagos

ABUJA BRANCH
B3 ground floor
84 Keane Nkrumah Street
Asokoro Business & Lifestyle centre
Abuja

PORT HARCOURT BRANCH
NAMA Admin Building
Port Harcourt International Airport
Omagwa
River State

LET US CONTACT YOU

CONTACT US NOW