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FG Issues 1.9M Nigerian Passports, Inaugurates Production Centre

FG Issues 1.9M Nigerian Passports, Inaugurates Production Centre

FG Issues 1.9M Nigerian Passports, Inaugurates Production Centre

FG Issues 1.9M Nigerian Passports, Inaugurates Production Centre

According to the Federal Government, between January 2021 and June 2022, more than 1.9 million Nigerians received passports.

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Rauf Aregbesola, the interior minister, revealed this on Tuesday at the opening of the Enhanced Passport Production Center in Port Harcourt.

Aregbesola was also quoted as adding that enough pamphlets had been distributed throughout various centers around the country in a statement by his media adviser, Sola Fasure.

FG Issues 1.9M Nigerian Passports, Inaugurates Production Centre

The statement partly read, “We have left no stone unturned in our quest to make passports available to Nigerians. Last year alone, we provided 1.3 million passports to Nigerians. As of today, there is no booklets shortage in Nigeria.

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“As of the second quarter of this year (in June), the NIS has provided 645,000 passports out of the 750,000 applications received. To address the challenge of the backlog, we have sent 11,000 booklets to Ikoyi, 11,000 to Alausa, and 8,000 to FESTAC centers in Lagos.

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“We have also sent sufficient booklets to all the centres nationwide to address this challenge. There is, therefore, no excuse again for delay and non-issuance within a reasonable period.”

The minister added that the Passport Production Centre inaugurated in the state will serve applicants from Rivers, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, and the Bayelsa States.


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