FG MANDATES HARMONISED DEPARTURE/ARRIVAL CARDS FOR AIR TRAVELERS

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[Abuja]–Taking the bull by the horn, the federal government has launched a program that synergizes migration records required by security and immigration agencies.

The program which is part of the Federal Government Policy to ease of doing business and to keep the records of movement of international passengers, requires passengers to fill their information in harmonised departure/arrival cards.

According to a statement by the Service Public Relations Officer, Sunday James (ACI) issued on behalf of the Comptroller General Of Immigration Service on Thursday, at the unveiling in Kaduna airport, the program is in line with international best practices

He noted that “the process mandates travelers for security reasons to fill the Departure/Arrival Cards, which contains their profile, their addresses and other personal details in one harmonized form” .

The cards were unveiled in the presence and admiration of the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration, Muhammed Babandede , DG NCAA, Captain Usman Muhtar, FAAN MD, Engr Saleh Dunoma, FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, Managing Director/CEO of Medview Airlines, Alhaji Muneer Bankole amongst other stakeholders in the aviation industry.

James said “the introduction of this cards replaces the multiplicity of cards hitherto existed and has taken care of the interest of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Customs Service, Port Health Services, NDLEA and others.

This would go a long way to reduce the cumbersomeness and multiplicity of forms for travelers and enhance the ease of doing business in the long run.”

Business operators and airlift pilgrims has commended the Federal Government on the noble efforts and on the decision to come to Kaduna state.




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