A state of emergency on passport difficulties in the nation was declared on Friday by Caroline Adepoju, acting comptroller general of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).
During her business trip to Lagos, Adepoju stated that there was a pressing need to solve the difficulties Nigerians have in getting passports for travel abroad.
The acting CGI opened a state-of-the-art Visa-on-Arrival Lounge at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, according to a statement from the Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Mr. Tony Akuneme.
The NIS director used the occasion to make an extensive plan of attack to effectively address the problems public.
She claimed that the facility was evidence of the NIS’s dedication to enhancing the overall travel experience for foreigners entering Nigeria.
According to her, the state of emergency declaration on Passport issues signifies the renewed commitment of NIS to resolve the challenges faced by Nigerians seeking to obtain passports, NAN reports.
“It represents a call to action for all stakeholders to prioritise efficiency, transparency, and excellence in service delivery, “she said.
Adepoju directed all Passport Control Officers, relevant units and personnel, including Missions abroad, to eliminate all hindrances preventing Nigerians from accessing Passports promptly.
“NIS is leveraging technology and instituting robust administrative measures to enhance the Passport application and issuance process.