The Nigerian Federal Government has renewed its commitment to improving passport services for its citizens by addressing the challenges that have been hindering the process of obtaining a national passport.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made this known at the commissioning of the Passport Front Office and Production Centre in Ilesa, Osun State. The government is determined to streamline the passport application and issuance process, making it easier for Nigerians to obtain their passports in a timely and efficient manner.
With the rising demand for passports across the country, the government is committed to establishing more passport front offices across Nigeria to accommodate the growing number of applicants. The minister also disclosed that the government had cleared backlogs of passport applications and that fresh applications would take just six weeks after biometric data capture, while renewals would take just three weeks.
Governor of Osun, Senator Ademola Adeleke, commended Aregbesola for being a worthy ambassador of the state and pledged his support in all areas. He also assured the people of Osun State that his administration would complete all projects initiated by the Aregbesola-led government, which were abandoned by the past administration. The Federal Government is confident that with the measures being put in place, Nigerians will be able to obtain their passports without the usual hassles that have been associated with the process.