NIS Tops Uploading Of Stolen, Lost Travel Documents In Africa, 54th Worldwide

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Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Babandede


By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos


The Nigeria Immigration Service ( NIS) has been rated as first in Africa and 54th in the World, for having successful uploaded about 15,000 Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (STLD) to the Interpol Global System (IPSG) in Lyon France seamlessly through its Interpol i- 24/7 Desk.
The Desk, is a major Interpol system supporting Arm, manned by officers of the NIS at its headquarters in Abuja.
According to a release by the National Public Relations Officer of NIS Sunday James, a Deputy Comptroller, the success was achieved with the immense support of the INTERPOL GLOBAL SYSTEM(IPSG),UNITED STATES NATIONAL CENTRAL BUREAU (USNCB) Washington,NATIONAL CENTRAL BUREAU (NCB) Abuja and the NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE (NIS) team. 
It stated that the feat, by implication, has enabled Nigeria to upload all SLTD to IPSG-Lyon, France through a  secure channel. 
The statement reads, ” Nigeria Immigration Service INTERPOL i-24/7 Desk  a major INTERPOL system supporting  Arm manned by Officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service at the unit in the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters, Abuja has successfully uploaded about 15,000 Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (STLD) to INTERPOL Global System (IPSG) in Lyon, France seamlessly and successfully today Monday 07/09/2020. 
This integration, according to INTERPOL POLICE GLOBAL SYSTEM (IPSG) is the first in Africa and 54th in the World, by implication this feat has enabled Nigeria to upload all SLTD to IPSG-Lyon, France through a  secure channel. 
This success was achieved with the immense support of the INTERPOL GLOBAL SYSTEM(IPSG),UNITED STATES NATIONAL CENTRAL BUREAU (USNCB) Washington,NATIONAL CENTRAL BUREAU (NCB) Abuja and the NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE (NIS) team. 
The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service Muhammad Babandede MFR was  updated in a brief on this development by the team in view of the report  received of the success so far recorded and placement of Nigeria as the first(1st) in Africa and 54th in the world by the Interpol Global system Index confirming the succesful integration and uploading of such quantity of Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) among member nations on the Interpol Global System (IPSG).          
The Nigerian SLTD detection  and tracking system domiciled at the Nigeria Immigration Service, Headquarters  has successfully yielded result and worth appreciating by Nigerians and the global Community in an effort put in place by the Service team to rid the world of attempts and deliberate acts leading to identity theft, frauds and other organised crimes perpetrated globally using Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD)”.

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