• June 23, 2021

Capturing, Issuance Of Passports Suspended By Nigeria Immigration Service


By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – An embargo has been placed on the capturing and issuance of passports to applicants from today May 18th till the end of May 2021, by the Nigeria Immigration Service.

This was announced by the Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammed Babandede on Tuesday during a press briefing in Abuja, where he said that the decision was informed by the need to to enable the service to clear its backlog, adding that that it would not accept new applications until the backlog is cleared.

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The new development means that all passports in control offices are closed for applicants from today till May 31st and payments for passports will be online when the portal is opened which will be June.

Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, had earlier given a six weeks ultimatum for passport collection


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