From Blessing Olaifa, Abuja
The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) on Thursday prolonged the momentary suspension of processing of passports and migrant e-registration from April 23 to Could 23, 2020.
The extension, it mentioned, was endorsed by the Comptroller Normal of the Service, Muhammad Babandede, pursuant to the directive of the Federal Authorities on restrictions on worldwide flights and closure of land borders.
In keeping with a press release signed by the Public Relation Officer of the NIS, Mr. Sunday James, the Service acknowledged the efforts of the federal government to verify the unfold of the Coronavirus pandemic within the nation.
It mentioned that contemplating the success achieved thus far and the necessity to guarantee discount within the unfold of COVID-19, NIS thought of it crucial to increase the momentary suspension of processing of passports.
James famous that the NIS is taking benefit of the present state of affairs to look into pending passport instances, including that the general public can be knowledgeable when they’re prepared for assortment on the expiration of the lockdown.
NIS suspended procession of passports and migrant e-registration following the closure of land borders and restrictions on worldwide flights by the federal government to scale up the struggle in opposition to COVID-19.