The new Comptroller of the command, Safiya Mohammed, announced this on Tuesday in Ibadan, at a sendoff for Usman Babangida, the outgoing Comptroller.
The Lagos Passport Controller, Lagos Passport Command, Sunday Fagbamigbe, confirmed the figure while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos.
Babandede made the announcement at a news conference on Tuesday in Abuja.
This is coming a few hours after the State Criminal Investigation Department of the Abia State Police command was razed by gunmen.
Babandede announced this while briefing newsmen on the NIS passport reforms and recruitment exercise on Thursday in Abuja.
Babandede, while briefing newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja, said that a new passport regime would take effect from same date.
James Sunday, spokesman of the Service, stated on Monday in Abuja that further screening of those shortlisted would begin on May 24, 2021 at no cost to the applicants.
He spoke in Calabar while delivering a presentation titled Exploring Regular Migration/Assisted Voluntary Returnees and Reintegration To Reshape Economy And Human Development during the Cross River State Migration summit held on April 22.
Chairman/Chief Executive of the lead anti-drug law enforcement agency, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede in Abuja on Monday.
Anastasia Daniel-Nwobia, a second defence witness in the trial of former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, on Thursday, said the…
The development was revealed in a statement by the Taraba State Deputy Comptroller of the NIS, H.K. Usman, on Tuesday.
The State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, who doubled as Chairman of the Committee on Child and Human Trafficking in the State, Akingbolahan Adeniran, made this submission during the constitution of Coordinators and Subcommittee of Task Forces to tackle incessant human trafficking and molestation of child, held at his office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
The Cross River State Comptroller of NIS, Okey Ezugwu, who briefed the News Agency of Nigeria on the incident in Calabar, said the suspected child trafficker, Maureen Awokara, was arrested on December 19, 2020 at the high sea.
The appeal was contained in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by NIS Public Relations Officer, Sunday James.4ET
The service spokesman, Sunday James, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja, also promised to respect the fundamental rights of every traveller to the country.
The Service spokesman, Sunday James, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
Jamoh, who was at the NIS headquarters on a working visit, said the Immigration Service was a critical stakeholder in the security apparatus of the country.
The Immigration boss, while appearing before the Joint Panel during a stakeholders interactive session on the 2021/2023 MTEF/FSP, had accused the Consultant for Residence Permit in the country, CONTEC Global, of doing nothing for the country, but making a lot of money for the company.
The combined efforts of operatives of the Nigeria Immigration Service and Nigerian Navy at Ibaka in Akwa Ibom State led to the interception of 12 adult Nigerians on their way to Cameroon from Nigeria through the sea.
The Nigeria Immigration Services on Saturday in Yola handed over 23 packages of seized Diazapam, a dangerous drug, to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control.