The country has started issuing biometric visas, which have been designed to effectively block people that should not enter the country.

Magaji was representing the Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau, at the event.

“Nigeria is the only country in Africa that is issuing biometric visas. It started this year, but we have already launched it. I know the biometric visa is going to block many people that we don’t want to come to Nigeria,” he said.

While urging the agency to do more in the coming year, Magaji assured it of the continued support of the ministry that supervises the NIS. The Chairperson of the event planning committee, Mrs. Edith Onyemenam, said it was one of the first federal agencies to implement the Presidential Executive Orders issued earlier in the year.