The Federal Government has inaugurated a new ultra-modern Passport Processing Office in Kano State as part of plans to bring immigration services closer to Nigerians.
The Minister of Interior, retired Lieutenant-General Abdulrahman Dambazau said the measure was part of plans to decentralize the operations of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and ensure better service delivery.
He said that the new edifice will also compliment operations of the old passport office which has been overstretched. Dambazau assured of ongoing plans to inaugurate more NIS passport offices across the country in order to ensure efficient service delivery.
Earlier, the Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje said that the new passport office located within Kombotso area along Zaria Road will greatly enhance the operations of NIS. The Comptroller-General of NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede in his remarks assured of efficient service delivery to Nigerians and foreigners. He said the NIS will continue to work with state governments and relevant stakeholders to improve its operations.