The Federal Government has launched a passport delivery program that will enable Nigerians get their international passports within a maximum of 72 hours.
This disclosure was made by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, after the inauguration of the Nigeria Immigration Service Passport Express Centre in Abuja on Tuesday.
Every Nigerian has the right to a Nigerian passport and it is our responsibility to put it in the hands of anyone desirous of it within the shortest possible time, without stress. The passport should be available within a maximum of 72 hours of a successful application.
It will also afford Nigerians the opportunity of getting their passports within 24hrs, at the high premium service, and 72hrs at the ordinary premium service, albeit with added value and a little bit of extra cost.
A centre like this is necessary to reduce stress. Secondly, by minimising human contact, it eliminates the prospect of corruption.
This initiative will definitely go a long way in eliminating challenges that come with the regular passport delivery process.
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