The Federal Government recently said about 45,000 passport booklets produced by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) are yet to be collected.
The owners were advised to visit respective enrolment centres nationwide and abroad.
Text messages have already been sent to applicants who are yet to pick up their passports.
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Also, for easy confirmation, their names have been published on the service website: https://immigration.gov.ng/uncollected-passports/
At a review meeting of the NIS management, it was revealed that 230,000 passports have been rolled out.
Interior Minister, Rauf Aregbesola who presided, assured that the problem of booklet shortage is being tackled.
“We extended the deadline for clearing of backlogs by one week because we found out many were yet to collect their passports which had already been produced”, he said.
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The government has fixed the new date for the start of fresh applications as June 8, 2021.
On April 22, Aregbesola met with Passport Control Officers and Attaches across the world. The minister directed the reform of the Passport Application Processing.
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