Following persistent reports of delays being experienced by some applicants who applied for Passports at the Ikoyi Passport Office, Lagos, the acting Comptroller General of Immigration (Ag. CGI), Isah Jere Idris has ordered a special Task Force to proceed to Ikoyi Passport Office to clear all existing backlog of applications.
Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, Amos Okpu in who disclosed this in a statement on Friday noted that the team had arrived Ikoyi Lagos and commenced the clearance exercise to ensure that all outstanding Passport applications were sorted out within the week.
Okpu recalled that upon assumption of office, the acting Comptroller General had promised to deepen the Passport issuance reform efforts to ensuring seamless Passport issuance processes across issuing centres.
He quoted the acting CGI as assuring Passport applicants who had been enrolled into the Passport system in Ikoyi Lagos that the team shall commence issuance of notifications for collection to applicants whose Passports were ready.
The NIS spokesman further quoted the acting CGI assuring that some drastic changes would be made in the station to improve the quality of service delivery.
“Meanwhile, the acting Comptroller General wishes to further appeal to prospective Passport applicants to endeavour to visit the Service’s website – immigration.gov.ng to apply and make payment for the Passport categories of their choice and avoid patronizing anybody who would request them to make any cash payments for Passports”, Okpu stated.
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