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The Nigeria High Commission in the United Kingdom (UK) has said passports have been issued to over 12,500 Nigerians in that country.
A statement issued by the High Commission, yesterday, said 12,580 passports have been issued recently, and delivered to Nigerians as at June 8, 2021.
“In line with the commitment of the Mission to ensure service delivery, we are happy to report that 14,189 passport applications have been captured from April 16, 2021, while 12,580 have been issued and delivered to Nigerians as at June 8, 2021.
“The remaining applications are under processing, and would be delivered in due course. The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has continuously ensured the availability of passport booklets, and this would be sustained in the Mission , “the statement also stated
Passport applicants had difficulties obtaining passports in the Nigerian foreign mission as passport booklets have been scarce. It is this reason many passport applicants were left stranded for many months.
The mission stated that between May 3 and June 4, 2021, it was hectic as the traffic of passport applicants was huge.
“Nevertheless, all applicants who showed up at an average of 452 per day were processed accordingly. Many applicants left the Mission as late as between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. daily within the period, while lessons learnt would be useful for such future challenges ,” the statement stated.