The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has said it would begin the issuance of the Nigerian passport with a validity of 10 years by December 2018.
This was revealed by the NIS Comptroller-General Mohammed Babandede as he visited Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Monday in Ibadan, the state capital.
“We thank President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the new passport with 10-year validity,” Babandele said.
“We have also repositioned and improved on our services as directed by the President.”
He added that “We have initiated the centralization of Temporary Work Permit for immigrants who are in the country for a temporary assignment as well as made it easy for women to do a change of name across the states.
“We have also introduced forward-front-border patrol to curtail activities of smugglers and criminals within the border areas.
“We will continue to ensure adequate security of the border and country at large.”