The Commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration and Nationalization (BIN), Lemuel Reeves, has challenged the new graduates of the bureau to remain committed, dedicated and
honest in their service to the BIN and Liberia.
Commissioner Reeves reminded the graduates that the BIN is a service oriented institution of government and that they have enrolled to serve their country and not to extort money, adding, “if you are looking for fast money go and do something else “.
The BIN Commissioner proffered the challenged Saturday at the joint graduation program of the Bureau of Immigration and Nationalization and the Liberia National Fire Service under the auspices of theMinistry of Justice held at the Sinje Training Site (Camp Biago) in Garwula District, Grand Cape Mount County.
He added that with the latest graduation of 266 officers, the BIN has trained 500 officers since 2009 and is expected to train 2,000 young men and women between the ages from 18 to 35 years in the wake of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) draw down to strengthen the security apparatus of government.
He noted that the first batch 150 BIN officers were trained at the Ghana Immigration Academy in Accra, and indicated that with the necessary support, the training of more young men and women will continue to ensure that all entry points along Liberia’s borders are protected.
Commissioner Reeves emphasized that Liberia has 176 known border crossing points across the country, of which only 45 are official crossing points, while 131borders crossing points are unofficial, noting that this has posed huge challenges for the BIN in securing the country’s borders.