No Scarcity Of International Passport Booklets – NIS Assures

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BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede has assured that the Service is not in any way experiencing shortage of international passport booklets.

Babandede, who was reacting to media reports of scarcity of the Passport booklets, allayed the fears of Passport applicants, assuring that the NIS has sufficient Passport Booklets.

He said the clarification became necessary to avoid unnecessary tension and anxiety among the populace concerning availability of passport booklets.

According to the CG; “This statement in against the backdrop of interviews credited to some individuals alleging scarcity of Passport Booklets which is simply an expression of personal opinion and not that of the NIS.

“We have as a matter of acceptable standard practice and procedures informed the public adequately on any scarcity of any of our facilities including Passports.

“In compliance with Presidential Executive Orders on transparency, any applicant who could not be issued passport booklet due to any reasons, including scarcity of booklets, will be informed in writing.”

He therefore urged members of the public, particularly passports applicants to disregard the rumoured scarcity of passport booklets and should go to any of the NIS Passport Issuing Centres (PICs) nearest to them to process their applications.

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