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The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede has disclosed that the agency has remitted the sum of N11.68 billion and $22,972 (N7 million) between January and August 2019 to the Federal Government.

Babandede who was speaking at the Comptroller General’s Annual Conference tagged ‘Migration Management in a Developing Economy: The Role of NIS’ in Benin, confirmed the agency also remitted a total sum of N6.9 billion and $36,909 (N11.3 million) to the Federal Government as its share of revenue generated through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects.

“In 2018, we remitted the sum of N6,945,585,360 and $36,909,411 to FGN as its shares of the revenue we generated through Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects.

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“This year, from January 1st to August 31st, we lodged the sum of N11,682,009,761 and $22,972.38 into the coffers.

“Every immigration officer, serving and retired, strongly believes that a review of some of the PPPs will double or even triple revenue at a time we are running a deficit budget.

“I am a strong believer of PPP because it leverages resources and enhances efficiency, but not some of the PPPs we operate that exploit our resources and add little value to our work,” he said.

The Comptroller General also said he is confident that the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola will renegotiate some of the PPPs.

The annual conference was attended by the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, the Minister of Interior, retired Comptrollers General, Deputy Comptrollers General and Assistant Comptrollers General, among others.

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