The acting Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration services, Caroline Wuraola Adepoju, has said that more passport offices will be opened in Lagos State.
Why Lagos State Is Getting More Passport Offices
This is to meet the needs of the high population of applicants in the state.
Adepoju made the statement during a parade at the Ikoyi passport office in Lagos where he was represented by the Passport Control Officer, Deputy Comptroller, Sanni Jega.
She then warned immigration officers against passport racketeering and other unprofessional conducts, vowing that erring officers would be sanctioned.
The Press Statement by the Acting Comptroller General of NIS
“All passport offices under the leadership of the passport control officers must ensure that all passport applicants must be served promptly and with dignity. There should be no delay in any passport offices and no applicants or Nigerians must be put under any hideous task or maltreatment.
“I decided to focus on personnel welfare and passport issues because these two areas have witnessed lots of complaints from both Nigerians and personnel of the immigration service. We will constitute more passport point offices, especially in Lagos where the population is high to address the issue of passports.”
Jega stressed that applicants should not patronise louts but go online to register.