The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has denied allegation of scarcity of passport booklets within the nation.
Complaints by some Nigerians over their lack of ability to get the passport booklets from the NIS had over the weekend emerged.
However, an investigation carried out by a NAN on the NIS headquarters in Abuja, revealed that candidates have been seen ready to gather their booklets.
Additionally, the NIS Public Relations Officer, Mr Sunday James, whereas denying the allegation on Tuesday, stated that the massive variety of candidates on the headquarters was the explanation why the method turned cumbersome.
“The strain on the headquarters is what individuals are amplifying and never that there’s any actuality.
“The strain is so huge. Everyone needs to come back to his pal for passport and the Comptroller-Basic had insisted that there shouldn’t be friendship on this passport enterprise.
“Some Nigerians need it instantly and they also search the companies of touts,” James stated.
James instructed NAN that the passport was a doc of the Federal Authorities which was to be issued to certified Nigerians, and as such there was no purpose why residents shouldn’t get the booklet.
“If you already know you might be certified why must you search for someone.
“That is what’s inflicting this downside and so they find yourself getting into into the incorrect arms.
“We’re discouraging this,” he stated.
He disclosed that the Comptroller-Basic had directed that each passport workplace within the nation must be equipped with satisfactory booklets.
“When now we have individuals thronging to the headquarters even with the workforce, you’ll over stretch them talk-less of the transitional interval the place we’re speaking of migrating to the brand new passport,” he stated.
The spokesman defined that loads of machines have been being put in with loads of methods being put in place to make sure that migrating to the brand new passport was possible and with out stress.