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Immigration CG orders clearance of passport backlogs at Ikoyi office within one week

Immigration CG orders clearance of passport backlogs at Ikoyi office within one week
September 25
15:00 2021

Idris Jere, acting comptroller-general of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), has ordered the service’s special taskforce to clear the backlogs of passport applications at Ikoyi passport office in Lagos.

Jere directed the taskforce to proceed to Ikoyi to ensure all existing backlogs of passport applications were cleared within one week.

NAN reports that Amos Okpu, NIS spokesperson, made this known in a statement on Saturday.

He said the taskforce had arrived in Ikoyi and had already commenced the clearance exercise.


Okpu said upon assumption of office, the acting CG promised to deepen the passport issuance reform efforts to ensure seamless passport issuance processes across issuing centres.

According to Okpu, Jere assured applicants who had been enrolled into the passport system in Ikoyi that the team had commenced issuance of notifications for collection to applicants whose passports were ready.

He further assured applicants that some drastic changes would be made in the station to improve the quality of service delivery.


The NIS boss appealed to prospective passport applicants to endeavour to visit the service’s website to apply and make payments for the passport categories of their choice.

“This is to avoid patronising anybody who will request applicants to make any cash payments for passports,” he added.


  1. Favorite
    Favorite September 26, 13:30

    Please we need this too in oshogbo, one month after the re – issue capture and no passport yet

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  2. Folly
    Folly September 26, 23:24

    Have also applied for renewal since August 6th 2021 at ikeja immigration office and till now, my passport is not ready. More than 7weeks now.

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  3. Olu
    Olu September 27, 05:28

    Ikoyi passport office is a cash center, despite all the banks I. The premise they still ask you to pay cash into their account rather than paying I to NIS account. Kindly use your good office to eradicate cash payment for passport.

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    OMO OBAFEMI September 27, 06:36

    Why our is too delay,I apply for passport since May I have never collect it till now sir, please sir help us to print more booklet Sir

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