The Nigeria Immigration Service has announced plans to start issuing the new enhanced 10-year e-Passport to eligible applicants at its Ikoyi office in Lagos.
According to the Service Comptroller-General, Muhammad Babandede, the roll-out has already commenced in Abuja, but issuance of the new passport begins on today, June 25th.
The service on April 29th announced the commencement of registration for the issuance of its new 10-year e-passports to Nigerians.
The e-passport was launched by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 16th.
Babandede said it is mandatory for applicants to first possess a National Identity Number, and also be conscious of their identity on both documents.