The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has commissioned an ultra-modern Conference Centre for the Service at the Headquarters, Abuja.
The Minister, while commissioning the edifice, commended the Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, for initiating such a project and noted that he was satisfied with the finishing.
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He praised the Comptroller General and his management team for conceiving and completing the edifice in record time, describing it as very impressive.
Aregbesola also approved the naming of the edifice as Muhammad Babandede Conference Centre.
In his remarks, Babandede stated that the Centre would serve the need of the Service and the public as it will be made available for external seminars, conferences, training sessions and other Commercial activities with a view to making it self-sustaining. He described the facility as world-class and assured the Minister of optimal utilization by the Service.
The groundbreaking event of the Centre, which has a capacity of 1,031 persons, was held in late 2018.
Facilities at the Centre include administrative Offices, special meeting rooms, multi-media rooms and training rooms among others.
Earlier in the day, the CGI had commissioned a state-of-the-art Transit Camp made up of 72 mini-flats for Officers who get invited to the Service Headquarters for special assignments.