The attention of the appropriate authorities has been called to the alleged corrupt practices being carried out by officers at the Nigeria immigration Service checkpoint along Maiduguri – Damaturu road in Borno state. According to reports, the officers are collect various amounts from citizens that do not have a National ID Card without giving them receipt for the payment.
Many online users who have witnessed the issue – confirmed the report as they revealed that the ”fee” collection has been going on for years now without doing anything about it.
A Facebook user, Sharafuddeen Adam shared the news online. Below is what he wrote;
This shows a Nigeria lmmigration Service checkpoint along Maiduguri – Damaturu road specifically around Jimtilo. The officers are collecting N500 from those that do not have a National ID Card without giving them receipt for the payment. The vulnerable are the poor who use commercial vehicles. Those in private vehicles are not considered by these officers.
1. Government should make more centers for issuing National ID Card so that every one will have access to it without hardship.
2. EFCC, ICPC, The National Assembly and Borno State Government should take proper measures to stop this corrupt practice.