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Nigerian Immigration Service Denies Scarcity of Passport Booklets

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Muhammad Babandede has refuted media reports alleging scarcity of Passports booklets across NIS Passport Issuing Centres.

In a statement, he allayed the fears of Passport applicants noting that the NIS is not experiencing any Scarcity of Passport Booklets.

“This clarification becomes necessary to avoid unnecessary tension and anxiety among the populace concerning availability of Passport Booklets.

 “This statement is against the backdrop of interviews credited to some individuals alleging scarcity of Passport Booklets which is simply an expression of personal opinion and not that of the NIS.

 “We have as a matter of acceptable standard practice and procedures informed the public adequately on any scarcity of any of our facilities including Passports.

 “In compliance with Presidential Executive Orders on transparency, any applicant who could not be issued Passport booklet due to any reasons including scarcity of booklet, will be informed in writing please.

 “Members of the public and indeed Passports applicants are hereby advised to disregard the rumored scarcity of Passport Booklets and go to any of our Passport Issuing Centres nearest to them to process their applications.


Sunday James (ACI)

Service Public Relations Officer

For: Comptroller General of Immigration Service

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