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Buhari orders withdrawal of diplomatic passports from unauthorised persons

25 August 2015, 13:14

Abuja - The Federal Government has directed the Nigeria Immigration Service to retrieve forthwith all valid diplomatic and official passports from all persons who are not entitled to hold such documents.

This is contained in a statement signed on Tuesday by Yusuf Isiaka,the Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Interior.

“The Permanent Secretary, Abubakar Magaji, Federal Ministry of Interior, has directed the Nigeria Immigration Service to retrieve all valid diplomatic and official passports with immediate effect from all persons who are not entitled to hold such documents,” the statement said.

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“The attention of the Federal Government has been drawn to the fact that some Nigerians who are not entitled to hold diplomatic and official passports are in possession of these documents,” it said.

According to the statement, the measure is intended to protect and promote Nigeria’s integrity in the comity of nations in addition to ensuring law and order.

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