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COVID19: Nigeria Extends Suspension of Passport Processing, Migrant e-Registration

Nigerian government has reiterated that the current spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and measures adopted by Federal Government to restrict movement is still enforce. In view of this, the Federal Government has further extended some measures in order to give the situation the deserved attention and approach, considering the successes achieved and the need to drastically reduce the spread.

Muhammad Babandede
Muhammad Babandede

The Comptroller General of Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede MFR, has accordingly directed for the extension of the temporary suspension of processing of passport and Migrant e-Registration from the 23rd April – 23rd May, 2020 in pursuance of the government’s directives on Restrictions on International Flight and closure of land borders.

The Service’s Public Relations Officer, DCI Sunday James in a statement made the announcement on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Service is taking advantage of this period to process all pending passport cases and the public will be duly informed when they are ready for collection at the expiration of the restriction order.

He noted that the Service regrets any inconvenience caused the general public within the period while assuring Nigerians of continued service.

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