The Federal Government has been advised to review the immigration policy of Nigeria to check influx of illegal immigrants into the country. Speaking on the spate of gunmen attacks and insecurity situation in the country, the President of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Comrade Babatunde Ogun, said that the review of the immigration policy would help in reducing crime rate. Ogun noted that many people from Nigeria’s neighbouring countries come into the Nigeria without proper papers or document and without any purpose. This, he attributed to the porosity of the nation’s borders and lack of commitment on the part of the officers and men of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).“There have been several reports of cases of attacks on the Nigerians in the Northern part of the country by herdsmen from some neighbouring countries. More worrisome is the Al Quada dimension to the insecurity in the country. “I think the review of the immigration policy needs to involve re-orientation, training and retraining of the officers and men of the Nigerian Immigration on protecting our borders” He argued that the laxity of the policy also allow foreigners to take jobs that are meant for Nigerians, all in the name of expatriates, stating that whereas “Some of the foreigners who parade as expatriates have no specialization that can qualify them for being in the country. “With this, they take our jobs and increase unemployment in the country and violate the Nigerian law on expatriate quota,” he said. He charged the government to urgently review the ECOWAS policy which allows for free movement of goods and persons within the sub region as a way of curbing criminal activities in the country. Due to Nigeria strategic position in Africa, he stated that many people with various aims and intents are coming to Nigeria. Ogun tasked the Federal Government on the issuance of National Identification Card to citizens of the country, saying that this will be the first step towards enhancing security in Nigeria. “First, let the government revisit the issue of the National Identification Card, as a mode of identifying the citizens. This exercise must either be done in collaboration with the Immigration or the database be sent to the immigration, he said. The union President described the last National Identity Card exercise as a sham, adding that many people did not register during the exercise, while many of those who registered could not collect their cards.