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House Of Reps Give Immigration 72 Hours To Clear Backlog Of Passport Booklets

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Many Nigerians have been lamenting their incapacity to renew their passports or get a new one due to the fact the booklets are scarce.

According to a document by using TheCable, the residence of representatives has given the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) seventy two hours to clear its backlog of purposes for passport booklets.

At the plenary session on Thursday, the inexperienced chamber additionally requested the federal ministry of indoors to overview its settlement with the passport printing corporation to raise the manufacturing of the booklets.

The resolutions observed the adoption of a movement subsidized via Ugonna Ozurigbo from Imo state.

Many Nigerians have been lamenting their incapacity to renew their passports or get a new one due to the fact the booklets are scarce.

Although the NIS had stated the booklets are now available, TheCable is familiar with some are nevertheless experiencing challenges and getting theirs each inside and backyard the country.

As the lengthen lingers, the frequent excuse at the a variety of NIS workplaces and centres is that there is nevertheless a backlog of functions to be cleared.

Leading the debate on the motion, Ozurigbo stated the lengthy wait for the global passport has brought “untold problem on Nigerians with pressing wants to tour out of the country.”

“Nigerians who are on clinical referrals outdoor the u . s . are creating pointless fitness issues whilst ready for their passports to be issued whilst these on pressing commercial enterprise journeys have ignored moneymaking possibilities due to the unavailability of passport booklets to allow them to travel,” he said.

Ozurigbo additionally stated the shortage is “breeding a type of passport racketeers who extort harmless residents with the promise to assist.”

In adopting the motion, the residence additionally mandated its committees on indoors and overseas affairs to make sure compliance and document lower back inside 4 weeks.

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