The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has banned cash payments for passport processing as part of its efforts to eliminate corruption at all passport offices nationwide.
NIS spokesperson Sunday James disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Today in Abuja.
He said the Comptroller General of the NIS, Muhammad Babandede, directed that all payments for passport processing must be done online and through designated banks henceforth.
All payments in respect to passport processing are to be done by applicants through banks to generate application ID and reference number on the NIS portal and not through an individual or touts,” Mr. James said.
Passport applicants are therefore strongly advised to visit the NIS website www.immigration.gov.ng to confirm the approved fees for all categories of Nigerian Passports and age groups before making payments,” he added.
He also urged Nigerians to direct any complaint or enquiries to 07080607900 and the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
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