Immigration suspends issuance of new passports, renewals till June
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Nigeria Immigration Service has announced the nationwide suspension of issuance of new passports and renewal of old ones in the country.
Deputy Comptroller General of Immigration, AB Yarima, in a statement disclosed that all new passports and renewals will be suspended till 1st June 2021.
“The directive is to enable the commission clear all backlogs of applications sequel to the commencement of new passport regime on 1st June 2021″, he said.
Yarima said, consequently upon the foregoing, all PCOs are therefore directed to utilise this period 17th May to 31st May to ensure that all backlogs are produced and handed over to command comptrollers for collection by members of the public, Daily Post reported.
The command advised the public to observe strict compliance to the circular till further notice.