The Nigeria Immigration Service has recovered no fewer than 700 voter cards from foreigners living in the country.
The service vowed that aliens would not vote in the 2019 elections, noting that it was fully involved in the security of the electoral process,PUNCH reports.
Speaking at the 2018 NIS awards presentation in Abuja on Friday night, the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, explained that the agency had improved on its capacity to further secure the borders ahead of the 2019 elections.
He said, “
We have built the capacity of personnel and improved on structures and contributed to Nigeria’s security and prosperity in many ways.
“This year, we have retrieved over 700 voter cards from non-Nigerians. We will be there during elections to ensure that non-Nigerians don’t participate; We will make sure that they don’t vote and they are not voted for.”