Nigeria orders diplomatic passports, in wrong hands, withdrawn

Nigeria orders diplomatic passports, in wrong hands, withdrawn

Monday, August 24, 2015 11:06 pm


Nigeria's diplomatic passportThe Federal Government has directed the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to retrieve forthwith all valid diplomatic and official passports from all persons who are not entitled to hold such documents.

Mr Yusuf Isiaka,the Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Interior, conveyed the government’s directive in a statement in Abuja today.

“The Permanent Secretary, Mr Abubakar Magaji, Federal Ministry of Interior, has directed the Nigeria Immigration Service to retrieve all valid diplomatic and official passports with immediate effect from all persons who are not entitled to hold such documents,” the statement said.

“The attention of the Federal Government has been drawn to the fact that some Nigerians who are not entitled to hold diplomatic and official passports are in possession of these documents,” it said.

According to the statement, the measure is intended to protect and promote Nigeria’s integrity in the comity of nations in addition to ensuring law and order.

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  • Charles Ugwumba says:

    Withdrawing those passports is not enough. How about examplary prosecution for the people who issued them?

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