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110,000 Uncollected Passports In Our Custody – Nigeria Immigration Service

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Thursday revealed that it has 110,000 uncollected international passports in the 36 states, including FCT.

The NIS spokesperson, Mr Tony Akuneme, made this known in a press statement in Abuja.

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Akuneme said the Comptroller-General, Mr Isa Jere, had dispatched Assistant Comptrollers General to various zones to ensure that all uncollected passports were distributed to their owners.

“Nigerians are equally urged to go to the passport offices where they applied for passports and check,” he said.

Akuneme further admonished passport applicants to desist from going through third parties to ensure the timely processing of their applications.

“We discovered that over 60% of passport applications are completed by third parties who input wrong contact information for their “clients”.

“So, we encourage Nigerians to endeavour to fill their passport applications by themselves and to contact us using any of our mediums,” he said.

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