The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced the nationwide suspension of the issuance of new passports and renewal of old ones in the country till 1 June 2021.
This was contained in a statement disclosed by AB Yarima, Deputy Comptroller General of Immigration.
The statement read: “The directive is to enable the commission clear all backlogs of applications sequel to the commencement of new passport regime on 1st June 2021.
“Consequently upon the foregoing, all PCOs are therefore directed to utilise this period, 17 May to 31 May to ensure that all backlogs are produced and handed over to command comptrollers for collection by members of the public.”
The command advised the public to observe strict compliance to the circular till further notice.