The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has successfully achieved the automation and integration of its record of Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD), to the Interpol platform becoming the first Africa country to achieved the feat.
The agency in a statement said it has successfully uploaded about 150,000 successfully Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (STLD) to INTERPOL Global System (IPSG) in Lyon, France seamlessly.
According to newsdotafrica.com, the Service Public Relations Officer, DCI James Sunday, integration to Interpol Police Global System (IPSG), is the first in Africa and 54th in the World, which by implication has enabled Nigeria to upload all SLTD to IPSG-Lyon, France through a secure channel.
He stated that the success was achieved with the immense support of the Interpol Global System (IPSG), United States National Central Bureau (USNCB) Washington, National Central Bureau (NCB) Abuja and the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) team.
James said the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service Muhammad Babandede MFR has been updated on the development by the team in view of the report received of the success so far recorded and placement of Nigeria as the first(1st) in Africa and 54th in the world by the Interpol Global system Index confirming the successful integration and uploading of such quantity of Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) among member nations on the Interpol Global System (IPSG).
“The Nigerian SLTD detection and tracking system domiciled at the Nigeria Immigration Service, Headquarters has successfully yielded result and worth appreciating by Nigerians and the global Community in an effort put in place by the Service team to rid the world of attempts and deliberate acts leading to identity theft, frauds and other organised crimes perpetrated globally using Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD)” DCI Sunday concluded.