The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has reportedly cleared all the 204,332 Passport application backlogs following the two-week deadline given to the NIS on September 7, by the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo.
Recall that upon his assumption of office, the Minister directed that the backlogs of passport applications be cleared within two weeks. He had expressed sadness over delays in the issuance of Passports and the harrowing experiences of Nigerians home and abroad, on the matter.
In a post shared on his X handle, the Special Assistant to President Tinubu on New media, Segun Dada, disclosed that the backlogs have been cleared.
However, some Nigerians disagree with his claim saying their passports are yet to be released even after registering many months ago.