Specific area: IMT - Border Management and Security, IMT - Irregular Migration
Duration: March 2015 - January 2020
Experts involved: Lithuania, Portugal, Italy
Nigeria shares international maritime borders with Benin and Cameroon. The most important Border Crossing Points (BCPs) are located in Apapa/Lagos, Calabar, Koko, Onne/Port Harcourt, Sapele, Tin Can Island and Warri seaports. The National Immigration Service (NIS) is among the responsible agencies for Blue Border Management (BBM). They have officials posted at sea borders in managing the maritime border.
In 2015, the NIS requested support from MIEUX to address the various current and possible future challenges of migration by enhancing their capacities to better manage borders and curb irregular migration, especially at maritime borders and with regards to investigation and prosecution of irregular migration cases.
MIEUX has contributed to the improved capacities and capabilities of public authorities to conduct training. Selected NIS public officials reinforced their knowledge on BBM issues, and were equipped with training techniques and tools, including the delivery of a pilot training session among the participants.