The federal government said 774 local government areas in the country will commence the issuance of Nigerian passports.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this on Sunday at the newly inaugurated Maitama Passport Express Centre.
Aregbesola explained that when it becomes operative applicants will get Nigerian passports within 24 hours.
“It is the future. The goal is to have a facility like this in every local government in the country. Every Nigerian has the right to a Nigerian passport and it is our responsibility to put it in the hands of anyone desirous of it within the shortest possible time, without stress.
“The passport should be available in maximum of 72 hours of a successful application. Where there are issues, the applicant must be notified within 48 hours,” the minister said.