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The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has given the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) two weeks to clear the over 200,000 pending passport applications before it.
Ms Adepoju disclosed that though the number of enrolments as of Thursday morning spills into 200,000 across the country, the NIS has secured enough booklets to clear the backlog.
In their remarks, Ms Adepoju and Mr Fisher assured the minister of deploying necessary resources and measures to clear the backlog of passport applications.
Yinka Fisher, the managing director of Iris Smart Technologies, the company in charge of producing Nigerian passport booklets, also attended the meeting.
“As far as I am concerned, the issue of passport is a national emergency; I keep getting emails daily from Nigerians complaining. We cannot continue like this.
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