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Nigerian Immigration Service Inaugurates Passport Office in Ikorodu


Nigerian Immigration Service Inaugurates Passport Office in Ikorodu

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has inaugurated a new passport office in Igbogbo, located in the Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State, as part of its commitment to expeditiously process and issue passports to applicants. Mrs. Caroline Adepoju, the Comptroller-General of the NIS, announced this development on Friday, ensuring that Nigerians can now receive their passports within three weeks of submitting their applications.

Expressing gratitude to the people of Igbogbo for their support, Adepoju advised the public to renew their passports six months before expiry to avoid potential visa denials by certain countries. She highlighted that this initiative marks her first assignment since becoming the substantive Controller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, emphasized the positive impact of the new passport office in Igbogbo on service delivery, reducing the need for residents to travel far for passport services. Represented by Commissioner for Home Affairs, Mr. Ibrahim Layode, the governor stressed the vital role of immigration services in any country and commended the Federal Government’s commitment to providing world-class immigration services.

During the inauguration, Mr. Olusesan Daini, the Chairman of Igbogbo Baiyeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA), urged the Nigerian Immigration Service to consider expanding operations at the new passport front office. Daini pledged the council’s collaboration with the NIS to enhance security around the vicinity of the passport office, anticipating positive impacts on commercial activities in the area.


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