The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, (NIS), Isah Idris, at the commissioning of the Katsina state NIS command and the unveiling of an enhanced electronic passport, (e-passport), facility in the state assured Nigerians that challenges being faced in passport processing at home and in the diaspora, will soon give way for the emergence of seamless passport application and processing with more passport desk offices being opened across states in the federation.
He said the agency is well aware of challenges being experienced by applicants in accessing passport services in recent times but the various efforts emplaced in recent times will address the issues as more passport front offices are being opened.
He said “Efforts are ongoing to ensure more front offices are opened in the state to reduce the traffic and more offices are due to be commissioned in the coming weeks. The equipment for the enhanced e-passport has already been set up in Katsina as well as other states it will become operational soon,
According to him, “With the rollout of this enhanced travel document, it is certain that cases of delays in processing Passports will be taken care of, provided applicants abide strictly with the application guidelines, including ensuring that they make use of the online application and payment platform as well as to synchronize the data in their passport application with the information in their NIN (National Identification Number).