The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has declared intention to increase the validity of passports issued to adults from five to 10 years.
Comptroller-General of NIS, Mr Mohammed Babandede, disclosed this to journalists on Thursday at the Passport Office in Ikoyi area of Lagos State.
“The idea is to reform the old passport booklet, the booklet will change. 10-year validity will reduce the burden on applicants and on the system,” he said.
Comptroller-General of NIS, Mr Muhammed Babandede, speaking to reporters at the Ikoyi Passport Office in Lagos on July 2
Babandede explained that this was part of reforms by the Service towards improving the process of issuing passports to Nigerians.
He was also confident that the issuance of the new passport, which would commence before the end of the year, would reduce the burden on Nigerians to acquire passports every five years.
“We strongly believe that this will help Nigeria, this will make our customers happy, and we will ensure it is done before the end of this year because the booklet has to change,” the Immigration boss said.