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60,000 passport backlog cleared within 4-working days – Minister



60,000 passport backlog cleared within 4-working days - Minister

Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has announced that the country’s Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has cleared a passport backlog of almost 60,000 within four working days.


According to Ojo who made this known on Tuesday, September 12, when he received the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Betta Edu on a courtesy call, the passport situation was an disgrace to the country.

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In his words, “When we came on board, the passport crisis was an embarrassment. And, we said: it cannot continue.


“As of this morning, I can tell you that about 60,000 passport backlogs have been cleared, especially 59,906. On Wednesday, September 6, 2023, when I gave the 2-week ultimatum, we had over 200,000 backlogs. We have recorded progress, and I maintain my word that those backlogs must be cleared.”


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