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INTERIOR MINISTER INSPECTS NEWLY MOUNTED E-GATES AT MMIA ABUJA ...... Says The E-gates Will Be Deployed Into Operations Next Week

Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo
Minister, Interior Affairs

"The e-gates would create human interfaces, reduce bureaucracy and make movements of passengers in and out the country seamless."  Tunji-Ojo

In pursuit for a safer and more secured border checks that confirm with international best practices which ensure that visitors and citizens alike get quality and real time services at our nation's points of entry and exit, the Honourable Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has conducted a test-run of recently installed electronic gates at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Abuja.

The Minister while addressing journalists at the MMIA, Abuja, disclosed that the e-gates, which are at 99% completion, would be put to use by the following week.

"The e-gates would create human interfaces, reduce bureaucracy and make movements of passengers in and out the country seamless." He said.

Tunji-Ojo revealed that 29 of the e-gates would be deployed in Lagos, four in Enugu and Kano while Port-Harcourt would have five.

"The Airport infrastructure and Command and Control Centres have been subjected to different tests with fake and expired passports rejected while genuine ones were cleared." He further revealed.

He stressed that, “with this massive infrastructure, we believe that no unwanted persons or persons of interests can find their ways into Nigeria. Our security through the Airports and in the Airport domains are guaranteed.

“It is a testimony to what Mr President told us from day one on his Renewed Hope Agenda. He asked us to change the narratives and make passengers movements in and out of the country seamless.

“You can see that we have all our team here working in synergy with the authorities of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, the Nigeria Customs Service and other stakeholders.

“I must at this point commend the Minister of Aviation, Hon Festus Keyamo and other critical stakeholders who have made this transformation possible.”

The Minister was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr Aishetu Ndayako and the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Kemi Nanna Nandap among other top Government officials

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