Minister Inspects Facilities Ahead of Automated Passport Applications
Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, on Monday, inspected the facilities of the Nigeria Immigration Service in Abuja ahead of the automation of the passport application process which will begin on January 8, 2024.
Sharing photos of the inspection on his X handle on Tuesday, Tunji-Ojo wrote, “Yesterday, I inspected facilities of the #nigimmigration alongside the Comptroller-General of the Service, Wuraola Adepoju.
“This is coming ahead of the automation of the passport application process, which will begin from January 8, 2024, where Nigerians will be able to apply and complete their passport application process online without human contact.”
The PUNCH reports that the minister announced in December that the Federal Government was working to ensure a full automation system for passport applications in the country.
At the time, the minister said the automated application system was “99% done,” adding that the process would include uploading passport photos and supporting documents.