The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced that will begin the issuance of 43,000 new passport booklets to Nigerians from June 8.
Speaking to newsmen today, the Comptroller General, Muhammad Babandede said that so far over 230,000 passport booklets have been issued to prospective clients.
The NIS Comptroller General, said that the extension of the date for the issuance of new booklets was informed by need to avoid congestion and adhered to the Covid 19 protocols.
He however assured that the backlogs would be cleared in the next one week.
A new timeframe for Application of passport was also announced by the NIS boss. Babandede advised personnel across the country to continue to stand firm and protect the integrity of the service, as well as work with other sister agencies to safe guard the nation’s borders