Fed Govt inaugurates Passport Express Centre in Abuja
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Federal Government has inaugurated Passports Express Centre at Maitama District in Abuja to kick-start the policy for the issuance of international passports within 24 hours.
Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola promised Nigerians who patronise the new Maitama Passport Express Centre (MPEC) of getting their passports within 24 hours.
The minister said the centre was established by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in partnership with the private sector.
“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 explained.
Aregbesola also said it is the future. The goal is to have a facility like this in every local government in the country, The Nation reported.
“Every Nigerian has the right to a Nigerian passport and 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 maximum of 72 hours of a successful application. Where there are issues, the applicant must be notified within 48 hours”, he stated.