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Interior Minister assures applicants will now get passports in 2 weeks

The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has assured that no Nigerian would have to wait more than 2 weeks for an international passport henceforth.

This is coming barely 24 hours after the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) that it has cleared the over 200,000 passport backlogs.

The announcement was made by the minister during a press conference in Abuja while updating Nigerians on the status of the passport backlog in the country on Wednesday, October 4.

He added that the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) had cleared all the 204,332 passport application backlogs.

The minister stated that NIS and its partners would enhance their systems in order to improve their services, adding that applicants would not be required to go to passport offices to be captured from December 2023.

He said the measures would help to speed up the passport application process.

While urging Nigerians not to bribe any official for passports, Tunji-Ojo said they should reach the Ministry of Interior via 08023753414 and [email protected] when asked for a bribe at any passport office within the country.