The Federal Government has again, allayed fears of shortage of international passports.
The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, gave the assurance yesterday in Abuja, at a decoration ceremony for ten Deputy Comptrollers-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), as well as six Deputy Commandants of the Nigeria Security Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
Speaking after the decoration of the officers, Dambazau said “You are aware that we have a lot challenges in our efforts towards reforms in your various services. In the Nigeria Immigration Service for instance, we have challenges in the issuance of passports but we have passports available and you must make sure that Nigerians get them. ”
The minister while charging the newly promoted officers on the need brace up to the task ahead , assured of the Federal Government’s commitment to meeting the core mandate of the ministry in particular, and the agencies in general.
The decoration took place amid allegations, that due process was not followed to the letter, in the course of the elevation.
Among other newly-promoted officers were: Yunusa Yahaya Dauda, Lawal Rafiu, Anene Ogor Floretta, Nta Jaja and Greham Nurudeen (NIS); Usman Shehu Kanjiwa, Mallum Ekundayo and Ogundana Babalola Jerome, Charles Chukwuemeka and Dorothy Agor Attajiri (NPS); Madu Hillary Kelechi, Mohammed Jega, Haruna Idris, Adesoji Emmanuel Adeoye and Nathaniel Ebong (NSCDC).
Stella Enenche, Abuja