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Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by Tonnyb12(m): 8:12am On May 09
Several months after the delay in the issuance of passports, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Saturday said the Nigeria Immigration Service was working to ensure all outstanding passport applications were issued by May 31.

He also said that from June 1, passports would be issued within six weeks, explaining that the COVID-19 pandemic affected the issuance of passports in the country.

He, however, said the government had launched the electronic temporary passport to ease the burden on Nigerians.

Aregbesola spoke on Saturday during a virtual inaugural quarterly lecture series of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission which was monitored by Sunday PUNCH.

The event was tagged, ‘Mobilising Nigerians in the Diaspora for National Development.’

Aregbesola said, “The Nigeria Immigration Service also had their fair share of the pandemic which affected passport issuance.

“We have launched an electronic temporary passport to ease the burden of Nigerians.



“By May 31, all outstanding passport applications will be cleared. We are also looking at domesticating passport printing to avoid a shortage of booklets for renewal and new passport collection.

“Also, from June 1, the collection of passports will take six weeks and this will allow us to carry out due diligence.”

Also speaking at the event, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada, assured Nigerians abroad that diaspora voting may be realised soon.

The minister disclosed that the Independent National Electoral Commission and the National Assembly were currently working to make this materialise.

He said, “NIDCOM is working closely with the relevant committees of the National Assembly and relevant stakeholders, particularly INEC, to allow those in the diaspora to vote in Nigeria, and I remain very optimistic that in no distant future, we should be able to allow the participation of Nigerians in the diaspora in our national elections as obtained in other climes.

“INEC and the National Assembly are working to fashion out ways to actualise diaspora voting in Nigeria.”

Stating the efforts of the Federal Government towards mobilising Nigerians in the diaspora for national development, Dada said the government had created an enabling environment for diaspora investment through the annual diaspora investment summit.

He added that efforts were ongoing to establish an investment fund.
Source : https://punchng.com/passport-issuance-resumes-may-31-aregbesola/

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Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by SmartProf(m): 8:15am On May 09
This news will so excite those immigration officers stationed in offices. Those officers are like marketers...they are really athletic and physically fit to grab any visitor coming into their gate for the purpose of processing international passport. They surround visitors with very aggressive persuasions so they can cash out. The duration of your passport processing depends on your level of compliance...else you will apply for your intl passport as a youth and get it after retirement.

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Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by tillaman(m): 8:18am On May 09
shocked

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Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by BruncleZuma: 8:18am On May 09
grin grin grin grin

Me:
If your IELTS and WES are in order, better hanlele to Immigration office.

Travel Section NLers:

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Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by MarketDispatch: 8:18am On May 09
Okay
Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by Nazgul: 8:18am On May 09
Was it halted before, I didn't even notice...with the way Nigeria is, I expect every Nigerian to have is international passport at hand, so that whenever the opportunity presents itself you can escape from this shit hole.

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Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by Nexus25(m): 8:18am On May 09
Better!!


Trying to renew mine since february to no avail.
Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by diplomat058(m): 8:19am On May 09
This country should cease as a forcefully unified entity. All these corrupt elites are clung to one Naijiriya for stealing and plunder, and they have enabling cheerleaders in the compromised clergy, complicit elite class, and the mass gullible and intellectually deficient populace.

One human corpse and dead vulture griller would soon be here with his shouts of "darling daddy." People like him were executed in France's reign of horrors to complete the French revolution of 1789-1792 against the Bourbon French Monarchy and their accomplices

Happy Sunday, Folks. May the Lord help us all

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Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by GIANTPLUSHUB: 8:19am On May 09
Okay naaw
Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by oluwaseunamos33(m): 8:20am On May 09
Good news
Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by matasinc: 8:20am On May 09
Ordinary passports, they failed again. I wept for ds country

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Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:21am On May 09
He also said that from June 1, passports would be issued within six weeks, explaining that the COVID-19 pandemic affected the issuance of passports in the country.

We have launched an electronic temporary passport to ease the burden of Nigerians.
“By May 31, all outstanding passport applications will be cleared
Sounds cool.
Anything to move our darling nation forward is what we are after.

God bless Nigeria.
Wailers must wail, it is in their DNA!

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Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by mouthofThegod: 8:21am On May 09
The way pple will rush international passports from now till 2023 will be historic...this country is turning into another thing

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Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by sule944: 8:21am On May 09
SmartProf:
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the delay in issuance of international passport in Nigeria is national embarrassment

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Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by imustyan: 8:21am On May 09
In other words the minister said NOTHING!

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Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by slawormiir: 8:22am On May 09
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright .....

Got a ten years passport though......

Any opportunity now...I don jakpa go turkey go bomb or some dope arab nations go run my dope shit make the money for bust

alnino94:
Please how much does it cost to get a passport now?
Apart from money, what are the documents required?
Ogbeni...I don't know about that of five years own
But for ten years....na about 75 to 80k I pay for abuja
Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by MadelnNigeria: 8:22am On May 09
You can make it anywhere But if you can make it out of nigerian, the buttercup it is

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Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by kulrunsman79(m): 8:23am On May 09
We celebrate mediocrity in this country. Of course nobody will question why it takes that long to access common passport.

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Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by Semil: 8:24am On May 09
May God give wisdom and understanding to our leaders to know how to rule us better. Nigeria it is well with you!!!!
Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by alnino94(m): 8:26am On May 09
Please how much does it cost to get a passport now?
Apart from money, what are the documents required?
Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by Sonoyom(m): 8:26am On May 09
Everything, i mean everything has failed under Buhari. It seems like the passport were reserved for the political class alone, just imagine the hassle just to get a Nigerian passport and i am expected to be a proud Nigerian.

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Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by chaloskyx: 8:28am On May 09
I GUESS A NEW CONTRACTOR IS IN PLACE TO EMBEZZEL MONEY VIA PRINTING OF PASSPORTS OUTSIDE NIGERIA....TO BE HONEST I AM ASHAMED TO BE CALLED A NIGERIAN

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Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by Pvibe007: 8:28am On May 09
MANNABBQGRILLS:

Sounds cool.
Anything to move our darling nation forward is what we are after.

God bless Nigeria.
Wailers must wail, it is in their DNA!
Are you normal? Must everything be politicized? If u have failed in your grilling nonsense, must you fail in every facet of your life? Even core part members try to condemn a system if it is poor, but for you its a display of low IQ. No wonder Nairaland is littered with your likes , go to QUORA, REDDIT, TOYTOWNGERMANY and see very reasonable ideas and contributions... Grow up before its too late

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Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by yesloaded: 8:32am On May 09
This administration has failed in so many ways

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Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by Adedotguy: 8:38am On May 09
angry
Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by ecomalchemist(m): 8:42am On May 09
SAKAMANJÉ, TUNAMANIA
Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by Glocal1: 8:49am On May 09
Tonnyb12:

Source : https://punchng.com/passport-issuance-resumes-may-31-aregbesola/
Tell us the official price and make the payment possible online. Both renewal and new applications should be eased and only data capturing should require physical presence in your premises.
This would prevent corruption of your officers and alleviate the stress on the applicants.

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Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by kettykin: 8:50am On May 09
This man is the most useless minister in the history of Nigeria, his ineptitude is unfounded and incomparable. Thousands of Nigerians have lost opportunities because a minister has failed in his responsibility. For 8 months Nigerians home and abroad can not get passport renewed for Visa and other work related issues and we have a minister in charge doing nothing

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Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by Lordbinsmar: 8:54am On May 09
Re: Passport Issuance Resumes May 31 – Aregbesola by Angrygoat: 8:54am On May 09
I did mine for 32k. 3k again went to the stupid officers at the interview room. I was very rude to every of them and when they saw me , them no too talk much cos I was delayed for almost 3 hours. Na small remain,while waiting to be called fr capture,I for light u my cigarette. Mind u,I had a dagger concealed should incase .I gonfirst stab you b4 I flee. I was extorted 3k. So every cost me 35k.

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