Korea: KOICA trains 20 immigration officers

The Republic of Korea, through its grant aid agency Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has completed a 5-day intensive online training program for the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).

The training is an offshoot of a 3-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between KOICA and NIS for greater cooperation in capacity building of NIS.

The KOICA Country Director, Mr. Son Sungil informed that the three-year agreement launched the program commencement, with annual participation of 20 Immigration personnel.

Therefore, 60 immigration personnel will be trained at the end of the program, he said.

Today, the KOICA Nigeria office held a closing ceremony for the first series of the training program.

During the event, the KOICA Country Director reiterated the importance of an effective migration and border management system to the nation’s security and development.

He said that coherent policies, plans and management strategies are necessary to build a sustainable immigration operation system.

“It is to this end that the Republic of Korea designed the 3 years program to support NIS achieve its mandate.

“The  Korea Government through KOICA will continue its partnership with the government of Nigeria to offer assistance in the effort to enhance the Immigration Services in Nigeria,” he said.

Present at the closing ceremony were representatives from the NIS, Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning (FMBNP), and South Korea International Cooperation Association in Nigeria (SKICAN).

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