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NIS Meets Minister's Deadline, Clears 204,332 Passport Backlogs



The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) successfully addressed a backlog of 204,332 passport applications within the two-week deadline set by Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, as reported by Podium Media.


The NIS completed this task by October 1st, with personnel diligently working to meet the minister's deadline.


Minister Tunji-Ojo had expressed concern over delays in passport issuance and vowed to improve the process during his visit to the NIS headquarters in Abuja. As of last week, there were only 8,537 outstanding passport applications.


Notably, several NIS desks, including those in Kaduna, Port Harcourt, Kano, Katsina, Ilesha, Abuja, and Gwagwalada, had cleared their backlogs entirely.


During the mentioned period, the Ikoyi Passport Desk cleared 5,423 backlogs, Festac in Lagos cleared 1,119, Ibadan cleared 111, and Ilorin cleared 1,017.


Minister Tunji-Ojo is committed to ensuring that the NIS operates efficiently and minimizes errors and delays in passport issuance.

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