The Executive Chairman of Eleme local government council, Hon. (Barr.) Philip Okparaji has called on the Nigerian Immigration Service to consider Eleme sons and daughters during recruitments.
The Chairman made the call when the Comptroller General of Nigerian Immigration Service, Rivers State Command, Comptroller I.U. Panshekara paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
He said the people of Eleme wants to see their sons and daughters in the Immigration even though it is in the lower cadre adding that considerations be given to Eleme indigenes when recruitments starts.
The Chairman who disclosed that the Immigration officers have always been part of the council’s security meetings assured of the council’s continuous partnership with the Immigration Service and other security agencies to ensure maintenance of the peace and security the people of Eleme are presently enjoying.
He also stated that even though Eleme LGA is not experiencing illegal or unwarranted inflow of foreigners, it is pertinent the men of the Immigration Service remain vigilant and committed to their task.
Okparaji used the medium to express dismay over the hard times the people of Eleme are experiencing due to the indiscriminate parking of heavy duty trucks along the Eleme East-West road by Indorama. He pleaded with personnel of the FRSC who were also present at the meeting to see what they can do to alleviate the sufferings of the people adding that a task force will soon be constituted to decongest the road for ease of traffic.
Earlier, the Rivers state Immigration Boss who said Eleme LGA is the first LGA he is visiting after assumption of office congratulated the chairman on his victory at the polls and wished him success as he pilots the affairs of the LGA. He also pleaded for support of his officers in the LGA to enable them carryout their duties properly.
Other Security Agencies who were present at the meeting includes the Police, FRSC and Civil Defence.