In its determination to end cross border crimes and incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the country, the Federal Government has launched a new document on immigration and related issues.
The new regulations, which come 54 years after the first one, will provide the legal framework needed for the implementation of the 2015 Immigration Act.
Among other things, the document provides that foreigners, with the exception of diplomats and a few others, shall possess a permit for a period not exceeding 90 days.
Also, the document makes it mandatory for hotels to open registers for proper documentation of immigrants, even as it prepares the ground for an enhanced biometric capturing.
Speaking at the presentation of the document in Abuja Monday, the Minister of Interior, Lt-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), expressed the hope that the initiative will enhance national security, as it will check cross-border crimes as well as address the bloody clashes between cattle herders and farmers.
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