The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Muhammad Babandede has said that the NIS is not experiencing any SCARCITY of Passport Booklets.
The CG who stated this in a statement while giving clarification to some media reports alleging scarcity of Passports booklets across the Passport Issuing Centres, said that the clarification has become necessary in order to avoid unnecessary tension and anxiety among the populace concerning availability of Passport Booklets.
According to him; “This statement is against the backdrop of interviews credited to some individuals alleging scarcity of Passport Booklets which is simply an expression of personal opinion and not that of the NIS. We have as a matter of acceptable standard practice and procedures informed the public adequately on any scarcity of any of our facilities including Passports.
“In compliance with Presidential Executive Orders on transparency, any applicant who could not be issued Passport booklet due to any reasons including scarcity of booklet, will be informed in writing please” he said.
The NIS boss urged members of the public and Passports applicants to disregard the rumored scarcity of Passport Booklets and go to any of the NIS Passport Issuing Centres nearest to them to process their applications.