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Local Production Of E- passports To Begin In Nigeria

Posted: 15 July, 2017 at 02:35 pm
Local Production Of E- passports To Begin In Nigeria
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The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has said there are plans to produce Nigerian e-passports in the country, Dailypost reports.

The immigration chief disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja when members of the House of Representatives Committee on Interior came on an oversight visit.

He said the immigration service was working with the Federal Government to ensure the production of e- passports through the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company Ltd. by 2018.

The comptroller-general said that the measure was to save cost, ensure security of critical data base, and create more jobs for Nigerians.

The Chairman, House Committee on Interior, Adams Jagaba, condemned the use of foreign companies for the production of the passport and other services.

Jagaba said the foreign companies “go away with more than 70 per cent of the revenue generated from the production of the document while the federal government takes less than 30 per cent.”

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