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Endless wait for passports must stop, says interior minister

The new Minister of Interior, Bunmi Tunji-Ojo, has bemoaned the delays experienced by Nigerians to obtain their passports.

According to him, Nigerians should not be made to wait endlessly before getting their passports.

He directed the acting Comptroller General of the Immigration, Caroline Wuraola-Adepoju, to ensure the reasons for the delays were addressed.

Tunji-Ojo said this on Tuesday during a meeting with the head of paramilitary organisations under the ministry as well as other stakeholders.

He said, “Mr. President is desirous of bringing in key reforms in our immigration policy, immigration service; a lot of reforms in terms of keeping Nigerians waiting to get their passports. Nigerians cannot be made to wait endlessly for what is their rights. We have to look at the bottleneck.

“We have to collaborate with the Service and make sure that we unburden those bottlenecks and make the Service more to the benefit of the people. Immigration service, you have to do more. We are ready to work. We have to roll up our sleeves and work.”

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