No National ID, No Passport: Nigerians react to new immigration policy

No National ID, No Passport: Nigerians react to new immigration policy

As from January 1, 2018 the federal government has announced that no Nigerian will obtain or renew international passports without having the National Identification Number (NIN).

Legit.ng reported that Mohammed Babandede, the comptroller general of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), while addressing state house correspondents on Tuesday, August 1.

He said the development is part of efforts to have a centralised database for Nigerians and to also improve the business environment in the country.

While many praised the move, others were not happy with it. Below are some of the reactions from social media:

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Meanwhile, at least 1.2 million applicants are said to be battling for the 1,112 vacancies at the Nigeria Immigration Service.

Legit.ng reported that the vacancies were announced by Comptroller General Muhammad Babandede and the number of applicants has scaled above a million. Babandede confirmed that 1.2 million applications had been received through its portal.

Watch this video to see what some Nigerian women think of the state of the nation:

Source: Legit.ng

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