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
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.
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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
Meanwhile, Babandede has inaugurated a committee comprising
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