Nigeria, March 4 -- The Nigeria Immigration Service has launched a building it says will use technology to monitor security activities at the nation's borders real time.

The building was commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari virtually on Thursday in Abuja.

The first phase of the building was approved by the Federal Executive Council on November 1, 2018 at the cost of N7.1 billion.

After a review by the FEC on December 14, 2020, another N2 billion was approved for cover furnishings, installation of multimedia and other equipment.

Mr Buhari said the technology will secure and enhance the lives of Nigerians.

The comptroller of NIS, Muhammad Babandede, said the contract was awarded to Julius Berger Plc.

The building has digital ima...