- Nigerians who plan on applying for passports would have to wait for about two weeks
- Passports offices in the country have been experiencing a shortage of booklets
- The Nigeria Immigration Service is hoping that the bottlenecks behind the issuance of passports will be resolved soon.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced that it will not accept new applications for passports.
The NIS disclosed in a tweet on Tuesday, May 18, that new applications for passports were suspended to enable the service to attend existing backlog of applications.
According to the statement from the service, the suspension of new applications will last from May 18, 2021, to May 31, 2021, in all immigration centres nationwide.
Meanwhile, in what can be described as another large score for President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, the federal government has taken the delivery of new trains that will help boost rail operations in Nigeria.
The first batch of the eight-six locomotives that were conveyed through rail has arrived in the country.
Vincent Liu, the director of Corporate Culture at CCECC Nigeria Ltd made this known in a video shared via his Twitter account on Friday, May 14.
In another news, a Nigerian American returnee, Babawande Afolabi, has been praised online for his amazing initiative of launching an airline called Green Africa Airways.
Though a Twitter handle @OvieAli claimed it is a new airline company, news about the outfit has been in the media as far back as 2018 as seen in Bloomberg and Black Enterprise.
@OvieAli who shared new photos of the man and his team also said that Afolabi hopes to begin affordable air transportation.
Meanwhile, a young Nigerian man, Maniru Ibrahim, from Sokoto state has shown that the country has many great minds.
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