The Nigeria immigration Service has said that the National Identification Number, NIN was a pre-condition for obtaining the new national passport, noting that the new document would be unveiled on Tuesday.

The Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede made this known at a pre-launch meeting with the officials of the service in Lagos at the weekend.

The service, also, has revealed that it had synchronised its system with that of the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC to enable the new passport capture the National Identification Number of any applicant.

At the pre-launch meeting, the comptroller-general explained that the newly enhanced 10-year validity passport is more secure than the previous passports, which would be done away with soon.

Babandede noted that it had become imperative for every Nigerian to obtain the national identification number before the new passport could be issued.

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