The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Muhammad Babandede, has said that the Service now has standard passport booklets in sufficient quantity for issuance, and has therefore directed Passport Control Officers to clear the backlog of all outstanding applications.
A statement by NIS Public Relations Officer, Sunday James, says the CG has appealed to the general public to bear with the Service and has also called on applicants who applied and paid for the 64-Page Standard Passport Booklet to contact the Centres where they made the applications for processing of their applications, adding that the 32 page backlogs will be cleared next week.
“All passport applicants who applied and paid for the 64-Page Standard Passport Booklet are advised to contact the Centres where they made the applications for processing of their applications, 32 page backlogs will be cleared next week”, the statement stated.
In the same vein the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) has directed the immediate domestication of the production of the passport booklets in the country.
The CG appeals to all those who have had difficulty in getting their passport applications to kindly bear with the Service as, according to him, efforts have been concluded to attend to all other pending applications in all Processing Centres.