The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has witnessed series of changes since it was extracted from the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in 1958. The Immigration Departmentas it was known then was entrusted with the core Immigration duties under the headship of the Chief Federal Immigration Officer (CFIO). The department in its embryo inherited the Immigration Ordinance of 1958 for its operation. At inception the department had a narrow operational scope and maintained a low profile and simple approach in attaining the desired goals and objectives of the government. During this period, only the Visa and Business Sections were set up.
On August 1st, 1963, Immigration Department came of age when it was formally established by an Act of Parliament (Cap 171, Laws of the Federation Nigeria). The head of the Department then was the Director of Immigration. Thus, the first set of Immigration officers were former NPF officers. It became a department under the control and supervision of the Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs (FMIA) as a Civil Service outfit.
1.1 The Background Of Case Study
Nigeria immigration service Owerri has two oil palm plantations namely, then Ohaji plantation and Umogu plantation. The Ohaji plantation has been given its pride of place ever since the year 2005. Thus as at February 15 2010, the Ohaji plantation has no motorable access roads. Its palms were not pruned and about 65% of it was “colonized” by thick forest. There was zero replanting activity to sustain the plantation future and fortunes. At Umuogu Plantation, the Story was the same.
1.3 Aims And Objectives Of The Study
This research work is aimed evaluate the operation of Nigeria immigration service in the control of exotic disease in Nigeria, using Imo State immigration service as the case study.
1.4 Significant Of The Study
There have been a lot of out break of disease, security challenges and illegal immigrant in Nigeria and the world at large. Owing to this fact, the findings of this research work will be of great significant to Nigerian immigration service. Though the research work was carried out within Nigeria immigration service Owerri, the findings will be of great help to all Nigerian immigration service at large.
1.5 Statement Of The Problem
The issue of poor service in most of our immigration service has become a dilapidating issue in the world. The quest to eradicate this treat in our country is the major and primary problem that is associated with this work. The secondary problem is on how to use immigration service to control the security challenges in the country.
1.7 Statement Of Hypothesis
A hypothesis is a proposition that is stated in testable form and prediction of particular relationship between two or more variables.
Ho; There is no significant relationship between Nigeria immigration service and the control of exotic disease in Nigeria.
Hi; There is great significant relationship between Nigeria immigration service and the control of exotic disease in Nigeria.
1.8 Scope Of The Study
For the sake of coherency and clarity, the scope of this work does not involve in totality all the means to eradicate exotic disease but limits itself to the extending the immigration service on the security challenges in the country.
- Our resolve is to have an IT driven security outfit that can conveniently address the operational challenges of modern migration.
- To give the service a new sense of direction that can make it relevant at all times to the world security order and global trend.
1.9 Definition Of Terms
Immigration is the movement of people into another country or region to which they are not native in order to settle there.
Exotic diseases are infectious diseases that normally do not occur in the region of your pig farm either because they have never been present there or because they were eradicated and then kept out by government control measures.
The act of preventing or impeding.
The act of putting in order or reducing the effect of a particular entity.