Muhammad Babandede , Comptroller General Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS

The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede says the Service, under his saddle, has successfully matched the identity of Nigerians into one, using the enhanced e-passport.

The Comptroller General, who made this known at the decoration ceremony of 53 newly promoted Comptrollers said, they are putting everything in place to ensure that the service makes a very positive impact on the security matrix of the country as well as providing enabling environment for trade and tourism.

He explained that the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC and the Nigeria Immigration Service joined forces to implement the mandatory usage of the National Identification Number NIN, which also covers BVN on the travel document.

The enhanced e-Passport, which came into effect in April this year, is part of the new reforms approved by President Muhammadu Buhari’s led federal government and a product of intensive review of the existing e-passport booklet which has been in circulation for over 10 years.