The Passport control office of the Nigeria immigration in Alausa, Ikeja, today present a new electronic passport to Nigerians with a striking impact of monitoring, quick delivery and sustainable use with utmost durability.
The Electronic passport was unveiled in Alausa at the state passport control office in the presence of secretary to the Lagos state government, Mrs Folashade Jaji who indeed happened to be its special guest.
In its welcome address, the representative of the Assistant Comptroller General of immigration Mrs Helen Onwuzulike said the whole idea of the e-passport was to reposition and improve passport issuance regime coming with standard and the efficiency of service.
“Our action is tailored toward global best practice in ensuring an enhanced E-passport which stands to offer options of five to ten-year validity”
Onwuzulike added “part of our unfolding agenda was the issuance of the new e-passport to president mohammadu Buhari on January 15, 2019, “serving as starting points to Nigerians in carrying out the presentation of the booklet in a different part of the country with the understanding of running it concurrently until the initial once are being faced out.
Continuing, Comptroller Onwululike said all that the immigration service is willing to achieve, is to save Nigerians from the needless headache of rushing to replace their passports.
“We assure all Lagos residence that the Alausa passport office and its officers will strive to live up to its mandate,” adding that the process of obtaining a new enhanced e-passport are clearly displayed on its service windows for intending applicants.
“We have a fast track passport system which enables one to get a passport easily, its weather-friendly passport, a passport that is in compliance with all latest (ICAO) standard and indeed, well regulated.
“It eliminates damages; enhance security system, no identity problem”.
“All these were made possible through our comptroller general, Babandede, notably known as e-compliance comptroller general”.
Mrs. Folashade Jaji, on her part, describe CG Babandede, as e-compliance comptroller general, adding that with these new techniques, it becomes easier for Nigerians and Nigerians in Diaspora to accessing their passport real-time.
She said the state government will continue to support all federal establishments within the state.
“This shows that new development is happening in our country as we are now being compliance with happenings of the world”.
In a closing remark, the Acting Passport Control Officer (PSO), Assistant comptroller of immigration, AC Aiyegbusi reaffirms the position of Nigeria immigration on the issuance of passport to be between 24, 48 and 72 hours as specified on its website.
“One of the high points of Babandede’s administration is to render seamless service to every Nigerians irrespective of where is their location”.
He thanked the zonal coordinator, Assistant comptroller General of immigration ACG Alfa, comptroller of immigration, Lagos state, Ekpedeme king.
Other dignitaries that grace the event include a retired Assistant Comptroller General of immigration