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Isa Idris: Scarcity Of Passport Booklets Will End By March 2022
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Isa Idris: Scarcity Of Passport Booklets Will End By March 2022

Isa Idris, acting comptroller-general of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), says the delay in passport processing as a result of booklet scarcity will be over by March. Speaking on Saturday during a media interaction, he blamed the challenge of delayed passport production on the coronavirus pandemic and the accompanying global lockdown, and also the difficulty in accessing foreign exchange in the country. According to him, part of efforts put in place to address the delay is the launch of the enhanced e-passport, which he noted has improved features. “Just Friday, we received a total of 45,000 booklets towards clearing the backlog and in December alone, we received more than 100,000 booklets which we have continued to distribute across the passport centres nationwide. This is ...
Immigration Confirms Travel Restrictions on Erring Passengers
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Immigration Confirms Travel Restrictions on Erring Passengers

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has imposed six months travel restrictions on 100 passengers who violated the COVID 19 protocols. Its spokesman, Sunday James, said on Monday in Abuja that the restrictions were in line with the Federal Government’s directive on the passengers. He explained in a statement that the affected passengers have been notified and would be prevented accordingly from travelling outside the country. James said: “In line with the Federal Government’s directives on temporary travel restrictions on 100 passengers due to non-compliance to the mandatory Day-7 post arrival Covid-19 PCR Test by all in-bound travellers, the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede has directed the relevant formations to ensure immediate compliance ...