BY QUADRI SALIU
Acting Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Idris Jere has mandated a special task force team to seven days clear the backlog of passport applications at the Ikoyi passport office in Lagos.
NIS spokesperson, Mr Amos Okpu, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, noting that the team had arrived in Ikoyi and had begun the clearance exercise.
Recalled that upon assumption in office, the acting CG had promised to deepen the passport issuance reform efforts, to ensure seamless passport issuance processes across the issuing centres.
Jere assured applicants who had been enrolled into the Passport system in Ikoyi that the team had commenced issuance of notifications for collection to applicants whose passports were ready.
He assured Nigerians that some drastic changes would be made in the station to improve the quality of service delivery.
The NIS boss further appealed to prospective passport applicants to endeavour to visit the Service’s website (immigration.gov.ng) to apply and make payments for the passport categories of their choice.