Sanwo-Olu spoke on Friday when the leadership of the Nigeria Immigration Service led by its Acting Comptroller General, Caroline Adepoju, paid him a courtesy visit at the Lagos House, Ikeja.
He enjoined the NIS to show dynamism and put innovative ideas in place using technology to make the visa application and issuance easy for investors in the international community to come to Nigeria and Lagos in particular.
Sanwo-Olu, who wished the Acting Comptroller General of NIS success in her new assignment, implored the federal agency to judiciously utilise the support provided by Lagos State Government.
The Governor also tasked the Nigeria Immigration Service on proper documentation of migrants in Nigeria, adding that the agency should embark on advocacy programmes for people, especially migrants to be law-abiding and desist from committing crimes.
She said the Nigeria Immigration Service would continue to collaborate with the government and security agencies to ensure immigration processes were safe while putting in place reforms in line with its commitment to excellent delivery of services.
Adepoju, who noted that Lagos State is too important to be neglected by the Nigeria Immigration Service as it is one of the few states that has three recognised entry points – land, sea, and water, said one of the resolutions of the new NIS management is to open more Passport Offices in Lagos area, where about 50 percent of Nigerians obtained passports.
She said the Nigeria Immigration Service, in line with its commitment to excellence, has launched initiatives to improve customer service experience, reduce processing times for Passport processing and equally enhance the proper integration of immigrants into Nigeria.