The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has introduced that the federal authorities has prolonged the graduation of the brand new passport regime earlier scheduled for June 1, 2021, June 8, 2021. This, it defined was to clear the backlog of candidates turning as much as accumulate their passports throughout varied issuing centres, a state of affairs that’s now creating congestion. The reason was contained in an announcement issued by the Public Relations Officer, Amos Okpu, on behalf of the Comptroller-Basic of NIS, Muhammad Babandede.
Babandede famous that NIS had made important progress in clearing the backlog of passport functions with a complete of 230,500 functions cleared and passports produced.
“In furtherance to the Ministerial directives to clear all backlog of passport functions throughout issuing centres, the Comptroller Basic of Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede MFR, needs to tell the general public, particularly Passport candidates that the Service had made important progress within the clearance train of the backlog of Passport functions.
“Thus far, a complete variety of 230,500 functions have been cleared and the Passports produced. Out of the quantity, a complete of 43,350 are but to be collected.
“Passport Management Officers have been directed to proceed to ship out brief message notifications for assortment to all candidates who indicated purposeful contact element numbers of their functions whereas efforts have been intensified to clear up the remaining functions in some centres,” he stated.
The NIS boss additional directed that particulars of all Passports that had been but to be collected be uploaded on the service web site, www.immigration.gov.ng for the eye of the general public, including that the service was additionally deploying different media means to inform the general public.