The Nigerian Immigration Service says about 7,500 worldwide passports are nonetheless awaiting assortment of their Oyo State workplace.
The Assistant Comptroller-Basic of Immigration, Dora Amahian, who’s in control of planning and statistics on the NIS headquarters, made this recognized in Ibadan.
Amahian mentioned among the passports have been produced since 2020 however have been ready for the house owners to say them
The assistant comptroller-general added that the NIS had been sending textual content messages to the candidates as only some of them responded to the calls put throughout to them.
Amahian lamented that some candidates submitted the unsuitable telephone numbers making the SMS despatched to them stay undelivered.
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“We have now about 7,500 uncollected passports in Oyo State and we don’t need them to run out in our palms as a result of in the event that they do, candidates must pay cash for recent functions,” she mentioned.
“In instances previous, there had been unpalatable feedback about how candidates have been made to attend endlessly for passport issuance.
“We wish to let you know that NIS has been issuing passports however individuals don’t come to choose them up.’’
She assured Nigerians that passports could be issued to recent candidates inside six weeks, whereas renewals could be achieved in three weeks.