FG Lists 8,611 Nigerians Who Have Refused To Collect Their Passports


Over 8,611 Nigerians who refused to pick up their international passports from the Nigerian Immigration Service NIS have been listed by the Federal Government.

The identities that are displayed on the Nigeria Immigration Service website were made public on Thursday.

The earliest deadline for creation of the passports was June 15, 2021, according to information on the website.

While many Nigerians had recently complained about their difficulties to obtain the travel document, around 250,000 passports still remained uncollected, according to Interior Minister Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola in March of last year.

“The last time I checked, over 250,000 passports remained uncollected by applicants.

“Their owners will probably be among those complaining that they are yet to receive their passports.

“Nevertheless, many applicants are not going to have their passports because of the errors in their applications, which delayed processing.

“They may not know because they applied through touts and other illegal channels,” he explained.


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