Friday, August 30, 2019

Aregbesola directs NIS to issue passport within 48hrs

Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has directed officials of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS ) to exploit every capacity within the service to ensure issuance of international passports to genuine and qualified applicants within 48 hours.

The Minister said with deployment of state- of- the- art technology, the 48 hours timeline for acquiring an international passport was achievable if officials of the NIS eliminates human contacts and deal with racketeering, which has built an “unusual economy “, around the passport issuance process.

He said the directive has become imperative because of the pains and agonizing experience many Nigerians are subjected to in their bid to procure the important travel document.


  1. We need implementation not just talk. Some immigration staff have become millionaires and billionaires from ripping off Nigerians seeking passports. We don't even know the official price. Why can't we pay directly to the bank. He should eliminate cash payments