The Nigeria Immigration Service has postponed the application of passport booklets to Tuesday, June 8 2021 due to the congestion at its issuing centres.
The Nigeria Immigration Service has earlier suspended the application of passport booklets and had scheduled resumption of application to be Tuesday, June 1 2021.
However, according to the Statement signed by the spokesperson to the Nigeria Immigration Service, Amos Okpu, 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 statement further reads thus, ““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.
“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.”