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The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has disclosed the agency is working towards making passports available in the different local government areas across the country.
The Minister stated this in a statement on Sunday during the Passports Express Centre’s inauguration at Maitama District.
He said the new initiative is a response to complaints that the present means of passport collection is stressful.
Hence, the Ministry of of Interior with the Nigeria Immigration Service partner to establish the registration centres across local government areas. .
“MPEC is in response to the yearnings of the general public for the Ministry of Interior and the Nigeria Immigration Service to devise additional ways that the Passport Issuance process can be less stressful and more efficient,” he said.
He added, “It is the future. The goal is to have a facility like this in every local government in the country. Every Nigerian has the right to a Nigerian passport. It is our responsibility to put it in the hands of anyone desirous of it within the shortest possible time, without stress.
“The passport should be available in a maximum of 72 hours of a successful application. Where there are issues, the applicant must be notified within 48 hours.”