Why Int’l Passport collection is difficult – Minister  


The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has attributed the nagging problem with procuring international passports to inadequate centres. 

Aregbesola made this known on Tuesday in Abuja at the fourth edition of the PMB Administration Scorecard 2015-2023 Series, organised by the Ministry of Information and Culture. 

Procuring international passports by Nigerians has been a hard nut to crack with applicants waiting for several months, both for capturing and eventual receipt.  The minister laid the blame of the ugly situation at the doorstep of shortage of International passport centres, saying government is in the process of changing the narratives.  

“We don’t have enough processing and data capturing centres across the country. This is the major challenge. 

“For example, we have only three centres in the whole of Lagos, but I can assure you that before this administration leaves by May 29, next year, Lagos will have 20 processing centres. 

“We will open a processing centre in Daura, Oyo, Zaria, Alimosho, Defence Headquarters, Head of Service office, and one in the Ministry of Interior.” 

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