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Babandede cracks whip sloth at passport offices

13 June 2016, 19:41

Abuja - The Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, has given gave all Passport Control Officers nationwide and Passport Issuing Desks in Foreign Missions 48 hours to clear all backlog of passport applications.

The directive comes amid complaints and agitations from passport applicants concerning service delivery at passport offices.

Babandede warned that the timeline for processing of passports remained 72 hours and he expected every passport office to conform to the policy forthwith.

Also read: Biafran passport rejected by US, UK 

He also called on passport applicants to always get their breeder documents such as birth certificate, age declaration, certified guarantor’s forms from the right sources to avoid delay in the processing of their documents.

Meanwhile, Babandede has inaugurated a committee comprising the Asst.

Comptroller-General of Immigration (Passports), Ndubisi Ndife, and NIS Technical Partners, Messrs Iris Technologies Ltd and NewWorks Ltd to re-configure the NIS Passport platform.

This is in order to enable state passport offices re-issue passports to applicants who want to change their data on account of marriage or due to loss of previous ones. 



- CAJ News


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