Nigerian passport with 10-year validity effective December — Immigration boss

Posted by News Express | 16 October 2018 | 1,044 times

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Mr Mohammed Babandede, Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has said that the issuance of Nigerian Passport with 10 years validity will commence in December 2018.

Babandede made the disclosure when he visited Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state on Monday in Ibadan.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the immigration boss and some senior officers were in Ibadan for the first International Conference on Border In-Transition at the University of Ibadan.

He explained that the new passport would have features that could stand the test of time, adding that it would run concurrently with the old ones.

He said that the president had directed that NIS officers should patronize the bushes, unlike the street patrol system which operated before his administration.

In his response, Ajimobi charged NIS to ensure regular monitoring of the nation’s borders for the sustenance of peace in the country.

Ajimobi, who was represented by his deputy, Chief Moses Adeyemo, admonished the NIS boss to initiate policies towards checking illegal immigrants into the country.

He urged them to improve on border policing and ensure recruitment of credible people into the service.

Excerpted from Tribune report


Source: News Express

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