In order to meet up with the standard to which the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) is known for, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday promised to allocate a befitting parcel of land to the NIS, Lagos Command,.
Making the promise while receiving the Lagos Comptroller of NIS, Bauchi Aliyu, at the State House, Alausa, Ikeja, Governor Sanwo-Olu noted that failure to utilize the land within appropriate time would lead to its forfeiture.
The governor, while congratulating Aliyu on his posting to Lagos, said: “We have seen it in your letter written to us. It is not just because we should help you but to help ourselves. It is a win-win situation; we will get back to you.
“We are committed to building a proper command in Lagos. We will get you land either in Ikeja CBD or on the Island but we will be watching you, if you don’t utilise it within our strategic time frame, we will take it back.”
While assuring the NIS of adequate security support, Sanwo-Olu added: “We will do everything within our means to support all the security operatives in the state.’’
Meanwhile, the governor received the President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Olajumoke Eyitayo.
Sanwo-Olu commended the initiative of the Institute to introduce a pilot scheme of entrepreneurship project in its forthcoming conference in Abuja.
The project, which was meant for the members of the Institute, would be part of a strategy to address the challenge of unemployment in the country.
Aliyu had earlier commended the governor for giving support to security agencies in the state, adding that Sanwo-Olu’s doggedness during the EndSARs protest in achieving a secured Lagos was laudable.
“Lagos is a centre of excellence. Our current office is not befitting. For that reason, we ask for strategic land to commence our state command,” he said.