Minister Of Interior Lauches Automated Passport Application System.
Mr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the Minister of Interior has officially launched the much awaited International Passport Automation system.
He made this known during a demonstration of the online portal with Caroline Adepoju, Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, on Friday.
The minister announced in December that the federal government was working to ensure a fully automated system for passport applications in the country, which would go live on January 8, 2024, during a review of Nigeria Immigration Service facilities in Abuja
The programme intends to give applicants a convenient and secure experience while also reducing the human interface in the passport application process.
Tunji-Ojo stressed the importance of the new system in strengthening the country’s security architecture and safeguarding Nigerian residents’ comfort and convenience.
He said the Nigeria Immigration Service had deployed document verification personnel across all local government areas in the country to improve document verification.
Tunji-Ojo emphasized the government’s commitment to putting a stop to the use of forged documents in passport applications.