The Nigerian Immigration Service has clarified its position on the on-going registration of Nigerians on the National Identity Numbers (NIN), saying that obtaining the number is compulsory for issuance of enhanced e-Passport.

The Comptroller General of the Service (CGIS) Muhammad Babandede who announced this, said the NIN which is generated by the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, must be provided by all applicants for international passport.

He explained that providing the NIN by all applicants for enhanced e-passport would “enable successful integration of their NIN and Passport data.”

A statement signed by the Service Public Relation Officer, Mr Sunday James on behalf of the Comptroller General further clarified that the strike action embarked upon by NIMC workers had nothing to do with the Service.

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