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No life, data lost in NIS fire incident – Interior ministry

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No life, data lost in NIS fire incident - Interior ministry

The Federal Ministry of Interior has given update on the fire incident that occurred at the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) headquarters in Abuja on Sunday, January 10, 2021.

A statement by Muhammed Mangal, director, Press and Public Relations of the ministry on Monday, said that there was no life, dat lost in the incident as the fire was put out by the Nigeria Fire Service stationed at the premises of the service.

The statement added that the cause of the fire is being investigated.

Read the full statement below:

UPDATE ON FIRE INCIDENT AT NIS HEADQUARTERS

Fire broke out in a part of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Headquarters on Sunday morning.
It was put out by the Nigeria Fire Service stationed at the premise, assisted by the fire units of the neighbouring agencies, before it could do much damage.

No life was lost and no one was injured. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

However, it affected the data management centre, especially the Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) which enabled the agency to coordinate movement of persons at the borders and upload information on missing and stolen passports to INTERPOL database.

No data was lost as a result of the incident and this will not affect the operation of the agency whatsoever since each border post is also independently connected to INTERPOL.

This incident occurred at a time the data management centre is being transferred to a new ultramodern building.

The migration will now be accelerated seamlessly.
NIS has in place an effective protection and security system for its data and operations facilities and will continue to offer quality services to Nigerians and foreigners alike in all areas of its mandate.

SIGNED
MOHAMMED MANGA
DIRECTOR (PRESS & PUBLIC RELATIONS)

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