Nigeria Immigration Service Gives Fresh Update On Passport Clearance 

Nigeria Immigration Service Gives Fresh Update On Passport Clearance 

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has given a fresh update on the number of passports cleared as of 27 September 2023, Naija News has learned.

Information from the Service reveals that 190,749 passports have been cleared.

The development follows a call by the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, on September 7, for the NIS to clear all backlog of passports.

In a fresh update, information from the Minister’s office in Abuja, the NIS now has about 13,583 pending applications before it.

According to the NIS, this number of applications, however, does not include those filed by Nigerians within the past four weeks, as the immigration offices nationwide continued to attend to requests for renewals of expired passports and those applying for fresh booklets every day.

According to The Nation, the minister has, however, vowed to keep a close watch on the operations of the NIS to prevent a recurrence of backlogs of applications due to deliberate human activities.

He said he was committed to doing away with human interactions in the processes to wash out corruption and promised the deployment of technology to hasten the processes of procurement of the booklets.

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