“We Are 99% Done”: FG Announces Upgrade to International Airports, Gives Implementation Date

Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the Minister of Interior, has said that the automation of Nigeria’s passport application is set for completion.

In an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, the minister said that the automated application would be finally completed in a week, and Nigeria’s international airports would be upgraded.

He said that by February 2024, the e-gate systems would be installed at international airports in the country.

He said: By February, all our international airports will have e-gates. Once you are a Nigerian coming to Nigeria, you have no business seeing an immigration officer except if you are a person of interest.

Nigerians will no longer have a reason to visit immigration centres except for fingerprint biometrics for their passports. The minister said that the development would allow Nigerians to upload their passport photographs and other supporting documents from the comfort of their homes.

He said: “We gave a date which was December 2023. Happily, we are 99% done. We have done the testing and we should be starting operation in a week.”

“Everything regarding pre-biometrics will be done from the comfort of your homes, including uploading passport photographs and supporting documents.”

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recently warned Nigerians against paying agents to obtain passports.

Source: Legit.ng

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