In Kaduna, Kaduna State, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has launched an upgraded e-Passport Production Center.
The Executive Governor of Kaduna State expressed his sincere gratitude to the NIS for establishing this cutting-edge facility in Kaduna State at the official commissioning ceremony on Tuesday at the Kaduna State Command. He was represented at the event by his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Sani Kila, a former Comptroller of the Kaduna State Command. He also emphasized that Nigeria is proudly at the forefront of technological innovation, being the first country in Africa and fifth worldwide
He pledged the State Government’s continued support and dedication to cooperation to the Nigeria Immigration Service.
In her speech, Caroline Adepoju, the acting comptroller general of immigration, stated that the NIS’s current management is committed to the widespread deployment of the improved e-Passport, which will cover all states in the nation as well as NIS Missions abroad.
The National Identity Number (NIN) is still a condition for getting the improved e-Passport, and the data in both documents must match, the Acting CGI emphasized.
She insisted that as long as there are no technical difficulties or application discrepancies, such as differences in the applicants’ National Identification Numbers (NINs), the NIS is steadfastly committed to issuing passports within the stipulated timeframe of three to six weeks after biometric capture.
At the event, dignitaries included former Acting CGI R B Musa, Assistant Comptroller General of Immigration Usman Babangida in charge of Human Resource Management Directorate, Assistant Comptroller General of Immigration Sadat Hassan in charge of Passport and Other Travel Documents, and Kaduna State Command Comptroller Bashir Lawal. The Command Comptrollers of the FCT and Katsina State, the Chiroman Zazzau, and the Directors of Kaduna State’s sister security agencies are some of the others.