The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has currently suspended its application process for passport booklets with a one-week extension.
On Tuesday, June 1, the Nigeria Immigration Service announced that the application of passport booklets is slated to continue on June 8 after it was scheduled for June 1. The agency through the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbsola made this known in a statement made available to newsmen.
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Amos Okpu, the Spokesperson to the Nigeria Immigration Service said that the agency will not accommodate new applicants at congested issuing centers as their earnest desire is to ensure that people who visit various offices comply with the laid down protocols to curb the COVID-19.
The statement read;
“This situation will not allow the Service to accommodate new applications especially considering our desire to ensure that people who come to our offices comply with all the COVID-19 protocols.
“Consequent upon the above, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has extended the commencement of the new passport regime earlier scheduled for June 1, 2021 by one week till June 8, 2021.
“The Comptroller General of Immigration assures all of full commitment to improved service delivery to all passport applicants and others.
“Passport Control Officers have been directed to continue to send out short message notifications for collection to all applicants who indicated functional contact details/numbers in their applications while efforts have been intensified to clear up the remaining applications in some Centres.”