"Nigerians To Enjoy Home Delivery Of Passports Starting June" - Minister Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo

Date: 25-05-2024 2:09 pm (3 weeks ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
- at 25-05-2024 02:09 PM (3 weeks ago)

The announcement was made during Tunji-Ojo's inspection of the electronic gates at the new terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Friday.

Tunji-Ojo highlighted that the passport home delivery service aims to streamline the process for citizens, eliminating the need for physical visits to immigration offices for collection. However, he clarified that the service will initially roll out in select locations to prevent system overload and ensure operational efficiency.

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) will kick off home delivery services in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Kano, and Abuja, catering to the convenience of citizens within these regions. Additionally, for Nigerians residing in the diaspora, the home delivery service will debut in the United States and the United Kingdom, with preliminary trials conducted to guarantee its effectiveness.

The minister attributed the delay in implementing home delivery to the absence of adequate data centers. He underscored the importance of establishing a permanent solution to this issue, emphasizing national security and data integrity.

"We could have implemented this in February, but we prioritized the establishment of our data center to safeguard our national security and data integrity. It's unacceptable that the biometric data of Nigerians was previously managed by a third-party company," Tunji-Ojo stated.

He reassured the public that the construction of the data center has been completed, addressing concerns regarding data security. Additionally, Tunji-Ojo revealed the finalization of the electronic visa system, which is anticipated to reduce visa processing time from 72 to 48 hours.

The minister's announcement marks the culmination of efforts initiated nine months ago when he initially declared plans for passport home delivery to commence by February 2024. Despite the delay, Tunji-Ojo affirmed that the passport automation process is nearing completion, promising enhanced efficiency and convenience for Nigerians.

With these advancements, Nigerians can look forward to a streamlined passport application and collection process, ushering in a new era of convenience and efficiency in the immigration sector.

Posted: at 25-05-2024 02:09 PM (3 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 25-05-2024 02:22 PM (3 weeks ago)
 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 25-05-2024 02:22 PM (3 weeks ago) | Grande Master
- fineboy77 at 25-05-2024 03:42 PM (3 weeks ago)
 Cool Cool Cool

Posted: at 25-05-2024 03:42 PM (3 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero
- kp45 at 25-05-2024 05:56 PM (3 weeks ago)
Till then
Posted: at 25-05-2024 05:56 PM (3 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero