The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has promised that all passport backlogs would be cleared within two weeks.
According to him, there is no excuse for passport delay in Nigeria.
Tunji-Ojo, speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday, revealed he is in talks with service providers and the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to digitise and decentralise the process of fresh passport issuance and renewal.
He said, “clearing all backlogs shouldn’t take more than two weeks.
“After clearing these backlogs, no Nigerian should wait for more than two weeks.”
Tunji-Ojo noted that having the green passport is a right of every Nigerian and not a privilege.
He said, “It’s a right and not a privilege, Nigerians want that right to be actually theirs, not by somebody offering you your right.”