NIS, Spanish NGO Trains Spokespersons O Combating Irregular Imigration
The Nigeria Immigratio Service, in conjunction with a Spanish non-governmental organization, FIIAPP, has organized a two-Day training for NIS spokespersons on combating irregular migration.
The theme is“Communication Strategies as an Effective Tool in the Prevention of Migrants Smuggling and Human Trafficking.”
Declaring the first batch of a-two-day capacity building workshop for Public Relations Officers’ open, acting Comptroller General, Isah Jere Idris, described the theme of the workshop as apt and timely especially now that cases of smuggling of Migrants (SoM) and Trafficking in Person (TIP) are at the front burner in major global discourses.
The event had forty-three (43) Public Relations Officers drawn from various Commands and formations held on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th November 2021 at Watbridge hotel, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The Comptroller of Immigration Service in-charge of Akwa Ibom State Command, George Didel who represented the acting Comptroller General of Immigration, Isah Jere Idris, commended the organizers, (FIIAPP) for contributing to enhanced capacity development for NIS Spokespersons which will translate to the good image of the Service.
Senior Project Officer of FIIAPP in Nigeria, Mr. Joseph Sanwo who represented the Team Leader Mr. Raefel Mois Molina said the workshop was a contribution to capacity building of the Public Relations Officers of the NIS and was sponsored by the EU.
Renowned resource persons including the Service Public Relations Officer, Assistant Comptroller Amos OKPU were on hand to deliver incisive presentations to the participants to include, the massive revolution in ICT which is demanding that Public Relations practitioners must invest in huge capacity-building efforts to remain relevant in modern PR practice.
“Heads of Commands and Formations should place enhanced importance on their Public Relations Officers to enable them to function effectively in positive image building and the fight against irregular migration
“More measures should be emplaced to regularly improve the capacity of the Public Relations Officers to build communication messages around irregular migration;
that deliberate effort should be constantly emplaced to foster healthy relationships between the Service and its public.