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Nigeria’s New e-Passport Acceptable In All Nations – Immigration Service


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File photo: Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat (In suit) being presented with a copy of the e-passport by the NIS Comptroller General Mr. Mohammed Babandede, with other senior officers in Lagos.


In an effort to clear the air, the Comptroller General (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has said that the enhanced e-passport is acceptable and valid for entering all countries.

This reassurance was made known in a statement signed by Sunday James, Public Relations Officer of Nigeria Immigration Service.

The CG’s reassurance is coming against the backdrop of the recent problem on the e-Passport with the authority of the United Arab Emirate (UAE).

“The recent problem on the e-Passport with the authority of the United Arab Emirate (UAE) has been resolved.

“I will like to seize this opportunity to thank both the Ambassadors of UAE and Nigeria for resolving the issue.

“In view of the above, Nigerians are encouraged to get their National Identity Number (NIN) and ensure that the information tallies with the one on their passports.

“The uniformity of the NIN information and that of the 10-year validity passport is to ensure one identity which is a major feature of the new enhanced e-Passport,” Mr. Babandede said.

He said that the new passport was available in the service’s headquarters, Abuja and Ikoyi, pending the roll-out in other centres.


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