In a concerted effort to enhance passport processing services to the teeming numbers of Passport applicants in Kaduna State, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has unveiled an enhanced e-Passport Production Centre in Kaduna State.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Service Public Relations Officer DCI Aridegbe Adedotun.
At the official commissioning ceremony at the Kaduna State Command, the Executive Governor of Kaduna State who was represented at the event by his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Sani Kila, a former Comptroller of the Kaduna State Command, expressed profound gratitude to the NIS for establishing this cutting-edge facility in Kaduna State and emphasized that Nigeria is proudly at the forefront of technological innovation, being the first nation in Africa and fifth globally to embrace this remarkable achievement.
He therefore assured the Nigeria Immigration Service of the State Government’s unwavering support and commitment to collaboration.
In her remark, the Acting Comptroller General of Immigration, Caroline Wura-Ola Adepoju, said the current leadership of the NIS is dedicated to the nationwide deployment of the enhanced e-Passport, encompassing all states within the country and NIS Missions abroad.
The Acting CGI underscored that the National Identity Number (NIN), remains a mandatory requirement for obtaining the enhanced e-Passport, and the information in both documents must be congruent.
While emphasizing that, the NIS is steadfastly dedicated to delivering passports within the prescribed timeframe of three to six weeks, following biometric capture, provided
Adding there are no technical challenges or application discrepancies, such as discrepancies in the National Identification Number (NIN) of applicants.