Acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Caroline Adepoju, on Tuesday announced that the Service would open more passport offices in Lagos State to curb delays in passport processing and issuance.
The Comptroller, Media and Publicity of the service, Tony Akuneme, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja.
According to the statement, Adepoju made this known while addressing the top management of the service immediately after taking over from the immediate past CGI, Isah Idris Jere.
The acting CG also directed that all passport offices nationwide should take necessary steps to ensure that citizens are not subjected to any unnecessary delay or inhuman treatment in the course of applying for passports.
She further pledged to focus on passport issues and staff welfare as those are the two issues that have been the major complaints of Nigerians and NIS personnel respectively.
“The Ag. CGIS equally said she will adopt a bottom-top approach in tackling officers’ welfare and will start by meeting all cadres of staff to hear their genuine needs in a bid to hit the ground running with a blueprint that will be based on an all-inclusive needs assessment.
“It would be recalled that Mrs Adepoju had served in various locations during her career in the NIS, the high point of which was her appointment as Deputy Comptroller General in charge of Finance, a position she occupied before her present appointment”, the statement added.