Idris Jeje Orders Clearance Of Passport Backlogs At Ikoyi Office

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Idris Jere, acting comptroller-general of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), has ordered the service’s special task force to clear the backlogs of passport applications at Ikoyi passport office in Lagos.

Jere directed the task force to proceed to Ikoyi to ensure all existing backlogs of passport applications were cleared within one week.

NAN reports that Amos Okpu, NIS spokesperson, made this known in a statement on Saturday.

He said the task force had arrived in Ikoyi and had already commenced the clearance exercise.

Okpu said upon assumption of office, the acting CG promised to deepen the passport issuance reform efforts to ensure seamless passport issuance processes across issuing centers.

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According to Okpu, Jere assured applicants who had been enrolled into the passport system in Ikoyi that the team had commenced issuance of notifications for collection to applicants whose passports were ready.

He further assured applicants that some drastic changes would be made in the station to improve the quality of service delivery.

The NIS boss appealed to prospective passport applicants to endeavor to visit the service’s website to apply and make payments for the passport categories of their choice.

“This is to avoid patronizing anybody who will request applicants to make any cash payments for passports,” he added.

Source: The Cable

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