Immigration Generates over N40.7 Billion Revenue

Controller General CG of NIS, Muhammad Babandede

The Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS) said it has generated and remitted over N40.7 billion into the Federal Government’s Treasury Single Account (TSA) from January to November this year. Controller-General (CG) of NIS, Muhammad Babandede, who spoke after decorating 17 and 37 officers promoted to Assistant Controller General (ACG) and Controller of Immigrations respectively, said while the naira denomination stood at N29 billion, $26 million was generated, totalling N40.7 billion.

He equally spoke on the proposed presentation of tax clearance before the issuance of passport and the increase in the passport fees, pointing out that though he has recommended, it is the responsibility of the government to enforce it.

Speaking specifically on the income generation, the CG said: “We remit our income directly into the TSA very well and promptly too. In fact, we deserve commendations from government and we have even generated more revenue this year than last year.

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