- As she searchlights alleged misconduct of officers at passport offices
The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Caroline WuraOla Adepoju pcc+, fsi, has received with deep concern, some complaints of misconduct levelled against our personnel in some Passport offices across the nation.
Thus, National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP can report that the Comptroller General has ordered an investigation into the matter,
especially in regards to the noncompliance with Ministerial directives on the timeline of Passport administration.
Following the complete clearance of Passport application backlogs
nationwide in line with the directive of the Honourable Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, a new timeline of 2 weeks for processing and issuance of Passport was announced by the Minister on the 4th of October, 2023. The Honourable Minister and the Ag. CGI provided different phone numbers to the general public to report misdemeanors by NIS personnel at any of our offices.
In a press statement e-signed and released to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP by the Service PRO, DCI Aridegbe Adedotun noted: ‘From NIS we gave two numbers: 08028320751 (SPRO), 08067761196 (SA – SERVICOM), and we are not only ready to answer your calls but resolve issues. The Service has on a daily basis, monitored the compliance level at all Passport offices nationwide and at our missions abroad. We receive daily reports on production and issuance of Passports from all Passport Control
Officers. As at today, Friday 13th October, 2023, most of our Passport offices are producing Passports of applicants enrolled on Wednesday, 11th
The Ag. CGI Wuraola Adepoju also used the opportunity to enlighten the general public that applications for reissuance of lost Passport and change of data takes a longer time. Some applicants in this category may put the Service in bad light when they complain of delay and noncompliance with the new timeline. These applications are required to go through security clearance and correspondence with Service Headquarters before approval for
production’, NAOSNP gathered.
‘Meanwhile, the Acting Comptroller General wishes to appeal to
members of the public to feel free to contact the Service through its
various public communication channels including Twitter, Facebook
handles (@nigimmigration) and our Contact Center on;
to report any form of misconduct by any member of the workforce for
‘The Service enjoins prospective Passport applicants to please visit the Nigeria Immigration Service’s official website at immigration.gov.ng to apply for Passports and make payments for their preferred Passport categories and avoid patronizing individuals or entities that request cash payments for Passport services.’