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NIS issues 23,867 Immigration facilities in Edo

By Deborah Coker [NAN]

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The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Edo Command says it issued 23, 867 Immigration facilities to applicants in Edo in 2020.

The Comptroller NIS, Edo, Mrs. Augustina Okuenyungbo, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Monday.

Okuenyungbo said that the facilities issued included e-Passport, VIP extension, Ecowas Travel Certificate, Residence permit and Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card.

She said that others were arrival e-payment notification and departure e-payment notification.

She explained that 4,421 facilities were issued in January, while 2,863 issued in February and 1,686 issued in March of the year under review.

According to her, in the year under review 16 facilities were issued in April, while 640 issued in May and 2, 367 issued in June by the command.

“Similarly, we also issued 2,014 facilities in July, 2,186 facilities in August, 1,844 in September, 1,319 facilities in October, 1,802 in November, and 2,709 facilities in December,” she said.

The comptroller explained that the number of facilities issued in April and May 2020 was low due to the lockdown and restriction on movement across the country as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Okuenyungbo gave the assurance that the command in 2021 would continue to provide quick and efficient immigration facilities to applicants in the state. (NAN)


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