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Wrong NIN, other biodata cause of passport delays – Immigration

THE Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has has blamed discrepancies in the processing and issuing of some international passports to Nigerian applicants on inconsistencies in identification, such as National Identification Numbers (NINs).

The controller of the service in Rivers State, Sunday James, informed the residents of this in Port Harcourt, at the 60th anniversary celebration of the agency in the state.

In his speech, James described the history of the Nigerian passport and stated that inconsistencies in identity data, such as the NIN, were to blame for the delays in processing and passport issuance.

The controller continued in line with the event, saying that the service has changed since its inception.

Some of the attendees thanked the immigration service for their efforts in interviews with journalists.

Officers from related security organizations were also present, and the event’s highlights included the display of passports, residency permits, and other identification documents.

As part of celebrations for the occasion, NIS employees lined up for inspection at the Federal Secretariat building.

Men and officers from the service, as well as members of the public and other stakeholders, gathered in the conference room to celebrate the service.

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