Interior Minister warns immigration officers against fraud , warns applicants against bribe
Written by Bamishe Dada on March 8, 2022
Speaking at the recent launch of the enhanced e-Passport and commissioning of the electronic Passport Production Centre Aregbesola, said the moves were part of strategic initiatives to put a permanent end to the lingering challenges faced by Nigerians in obtaining travel passports.
He said the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, is targeting an average monthly production of over thirty thousand niara booklets of the enhanced electronic-Passports at its newly commissioned passport production centre in Enugu, Enugu State.
He said the Enugu facility was strategic given the high volume of economic activities in the South-east and the increasing number of citizens from the region whose businesses and socio-economic pursuits are linked internationally and thereby require faster and easier processing of their travel documents.
He assured passport applicants from the region that, with the commissioned facility, the challenges such as delays, clumsiness and shortage of booklets associated with the production chain have been eliminated.