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The Nigeria Immigration Service added one week to the suspension of the Application for passport booklets.

The agency stated that the applications which were to resume on June 1, will now commence on June 8.

However, According to NIS’ spokesperson Amos Okpu, the congestion at its issuing centres will not allow the Service

accommodate new applications. 

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.

Nigeria Immigration Service suspends requests for passport booklets till June 8

By Taiyelolu A

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