The Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS) was asked to expedite the distribution of international passports to those who have paid.
To end the incessant complain of ‘no booklet’ at passport offices across the country, the House of Representatives has asked the Ministry of Interior to review existing agreements with the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company Plc and IRIS Smart Technologies Ltd for the production of passport booklets.
The Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS) was asked to expedite the distribution of international passports to those who have paid. The agency was given 72 hours to distribute passports to Nigerians who have registered and paid.
These resolutions followed a motion moved by Ugonna Ozurigbo (APC, Imo), on Thursday during plenary.
In his motion, Mr Ozurigbo decried the incessant scarcity of booklets at passport offices across the country and embassies across the world.
He noted that the issuance of a passport that ordinarily ought to take 48hours is causing untold hardship on Nigerians.
“Nigerians who have applied for international passports and fulfilled all the requirements are constrained to wait endlessly for their international passports…