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Nigeria Immigration announces collection of passports, fresh enrollments



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The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has announced scheduled collection of processed passports.

He also said fresh enrollments for applicants invited through SMS would begin soon.

NIS spokesman, Sunday James, gave the update in a statement on Thursday.

The development followed the phased and gradual easing of lockdown in Lagos and Abuja from May 4.

Nigeria Immigration said from May 4 to May 15, there will be a collection of cleared passports at the Service Headquarters Abuja and all the passport offices nationwide.

“Unless the states that are experiencing a complete lockdown in view of their peculiar situation and the state government’s position on COVID-19. Only applicants invited by SMS through their mobile phones are expected to turn up on the scheduled dates.

“On May 18, there shall be gradual enrollment for only enhanced passports at the following locations that issue it: Immigration Service Headquarters Abuja, Ikoyi, Alausa, Kano Main Passport Office and Port Harcourt.

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“On May 25, all Passport Offices nationwide are to operate a gradual processing and enrollment with strict compliance with social distancing, wearing of facemasks and use of hand sanitizers.

“All services at our Diplomatic and Consular Missions will be directed by the respective missions based on country situation,” the statement added.


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