Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, Minister of Interior has says the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has cleared a passport backlog of almost 60,000 within four working days.
He revealed this on Tuesday when he received the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu on a courtesy call.
He said; “When we came on board, the passport crisis was an embarrassment. And, we said: it cannot continue.
“As of this morning, I can tell you that about 60,000 passport backlogs have been cleared, especially 59,906. On Wednesday, September 6, 2023, when I gave the 2-week ultimatum, we had over 200,000 backlogs. We have recorded progress, and I maintain my word that those backlogs must be cleared.”