Immigration Service Investigates Fire Incident At HQ

Yemisi Izuora

The technical team of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), on Monday, January 11, commencement of an investigation into the cause of the fire outbreak at its headquarters in Abuja.

The fire outbreak which occurred on Sunday affected three sections of the headquarters building.

Speaking with newsmen in Abuja, the Comptroller General of NIS, Muhammad Babandede listed the affected sections to include the Call Center where about 10,000 calls are received, within and outside Nigeria on passport and visa matters.

Also affected is the Interpol Connectivity where the Service says they have lost connectivity with the airport; and 24 locations as well as the Migration Information and data analysis system.

Babandede added that hard disks have been retrieved by the ICT team.

He assured Nigerians that the setback would not affect their services; as they are working to ensure connectivity, would be restored in about four days.

In his address, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, and Representative of the Minister,Shuaib Belgore said all the systems are backed up, and no data was lost.

He said he is delighted at the prompt response that was given to the incident; and all hands are on deck to ensure transparency in the investigation process.

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