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Immigration announces procedures for passport collection, enrollment

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The comptroller general of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammadu Babandede has said applicants whose passports have been processed would be notified using text messages.

In a statement on Thursday , NIS public relations officer, Sunday James said the development is in line with the federal government directive on partially lifting the COVID-19 lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states from May 4, 2020.

The statement quoted Babandede to have said,” fom May 4 to May 15, there will be a collection of cleared passports at the service headquarters in Abuja and all the passport offices nationwide. Unless the states that are experiencing complete lockdown in view of their peculiar situation and the state government’s position on COVID-19,”
“Only applicants invited by SMS through their mobile phones are expected to turn up on the scheduled dates.

“On May 18, there shall be gradual enrolment for only enhanced passports at the following locations that issue it: Immigration service headquarters, Abuja; Ikoyi, Alausa, Kano main passport office and Port Harcourt.

“On May 25, all passport offices nationwide are to operate gradual processing and enrollment with strict compliance with social distancing, wearing of facemasks and use of hand sanitizers.”

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