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NIS clears 60,000 passports’ backlog in four days- Interior Minister

Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, Minister of Interior, 60,000 passport backlogs have been cleared within four working days by Nigeria Immigration Service.

Media Adviser to the Minister, Babatunde Alao, in a statement on Tuesday, said Tunji-Ojo made the disclosure earlier in the day while receiving the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Beta Edu.

The Minister assured President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration is working round the clock to address the country’s challenges.

“As of this morning, I can tell you that about 60,000 passport backlogs have been cleared, especially 59,906.

“On Wednesday, September 6, when I gave the two-week ultimatum, we had over 200,000 backlogs. We have recorded progress, and I keep my word those backlogs must be cleared”, he said.

Kemi Filani News recalls that the Minister last Thursday directed the Nigeria Immigration Service to clear all pending passport applications.

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