Musa Na Allah Sokoto
The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has established fourteen forward operation bases in communities along Nigerian borders to improve service delivery.
The Controller General of the Nigerian Immigration service Muhammadu Babandede disclosed this at the commissioning ceremony of a new Sokoto Immigration Command Headquarters.
He said the aim of the new forward operation unit is to ensure optimum control of movement of persons along the approved Nigerian land borders.
The Comptroller General further stated that, the forward operation units would also enhance effective control of immigrants’ activities along the borders.
He said henceforth Nigerian passport would be issued to valid applicants within a period of three weeks, adding that applicants are at liberty to lay complain against any officer involved in the delay, when the period exceeded.
The Immigration boss however advised applicant to make their payment online, saying that they should not come with cash while applying for passports.
He said the aim is to stamp out corruption within the system and ensure prompt identification of persons holding the Nigerian passport.