The Acting Comptroller General of Immigration, Nigeria Immigration Service (CGI), Isah Jere Idris has ordered a special Task Force to proceed to Ikoyi Passport Office to clear all existing backlog of applications.
According to a statement signed by the Service Public Relations Officer , Assistant Comptroller of Immigration(ACI) Amos Okpu, the Acting CGI deployed the Special TaskForce after he received the reports about delays being experienced by some applicants, who applied for passports at the Ikoyi Passport Office Lagos.
The statement said that the team has arrived at Ikoyi, Lagos and has commenced the clearance exercise to ensure that all outstanding passport applications are sorted out within the week.
Recalled that upon assumption of Office, the Acting Comptroller General had promised to deepen the passport issuance reform efforts to ensure seamless passport issuance processes across Issuing Centres.
He assured passport applicants, who have been enrolled into the passport system in Ikoyi Lagos that the team shall commence issuance of notifications for collection to applicants whose passports are ready.
The Acting CGI also promised that some drastic changes will be made in the station to improve the quality of service delivery.
Meanwhile, the Acting Comptroller General has appealed to prospective passport applicants to endeavour to visit the NIS website: immigration.gov.ng to apply and
make payment for the passport categories of their choice and avoid patronising anybody who would request them to make any cash payments for passports.