NIS will shortly begin producing 24,000 passports per day, according to FG


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The Nigeria Immigration Service will start producing 24,000 passports each day, according to the Federal Government, after the backlog of passport applications is resolved.

When a delegation from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes visited his office on Friday in Abuja, the interior minister, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, made this information public.

According to a statement made by the ministry’s director of press, Ajibola Afonja, approximately 97,000 of the 200,000 passport backlogs had been resolved.

A portion of the statement said, “The minister averred that there would be no room for duplication of responsibilities by the agency and the ministry since the President is interested in the growth of the country.

He added that “as of this morning (Friday), about 97,000 passport applications have been processed, and he told Nigerians that 24,000 passports would be generated in a day when the backlogs are cleared. He mentioned this as an example of the continuing reforms in the NIS for passport issuing.

According to Tunji-Ojo, correctional facilities should be a hub for inmate reformation, as suggested by the facilities’ nomenclature. The minister requested UNODC’s cooperation for the development of skills for convicts in the correctional centers. He claimed that the detention centers shouldn’t be viewed as places for criticism.

The minister made a heartfelt plea and begged the UN agency to always work with the ministry for its intervention programs to prevent duplication.

The UNODC team leader, Mr Oliver Stolpe, said they were in the ministry to see the areas of collaboration as well as enumerate areas where the body has intervened.


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