The Minister of Interior, Ra”uf Aregbesola has stated that officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service, (NIS), will start wearing body cameras as part of efforts to tackle corrupt practices.
Aregbesola, who, during a meeting with NIS officers on Thursday, said the move will curb corrupt practices and also ensure transparency in the system.
The minister noted that those found to be engaging in illegal acts will be dealt with according to the law.
“It has become imperative that we review our operations and rejig our system, to be able to offer excellent services to our clients. We need to review the system from time to time to see if it helps best to serve and realise the objectives,” Aregbesola said.
Aregbesola added that with the new policy, members of the public can also report cases of malpractices by officers, adding that more offices will be established across the country for administrative convenience.
The development comes weeks after the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, rolled out a plan for law enforcement officers in the State to use body cameras.
The governor had said the move is to improve safety in the State, as well as increase accountability in the activities of law enforcement agencies.