Officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service, on Wednesday, began training ahead of the automated passport applications which is scheduled to commence on Monday, January 8.
The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, disclosed this in a post on his X handle on Wednesday.
His caption read, “Today, I declared open the training on automated passport application for Passport Control Officers and Enrolment Officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service.
“With the commitment and dedication displayed by officers of the service, launching of the automation process on Monday, January 8, 2024 is possible.”
The minister announced in December that the Federal Government was working to ensure a full automation system of passport application in the country.
At the time, the minister said the automated application system was “99% done,” adding that the process would include uploading passport photos and supporting documents.
Tunji-Ojo, while inspecting facilities of the Nigeria Immigration Service in Abuja, alongside the Comptroller General of the Service, Wura-Ola Adepoju, on Monday, confirmed that Nigerians will be able to apply and complete their passport application process online without human contact.
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