- Some corrupt officers of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) have be caught by the Acting Comptroller-General
- Isa Jere Idris caught the officers when he disguised as an applicant for an international passport at the Lagos State Command
- He said he was there to confirm the allegations against officers of the immigration offices in Lagos State including Ikoyi, Ikeja and FESTAC
Isa Jere Idris, the Acting Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has caught some officers of the service red handed.
Idris who disguised as an applicant for an international passport at the Lagos State Command, caught them when they offered to help him procure the passports in a shady way.
The acting CG made this known in an interview with Premium Times.
He said his unscheduled visit to Ikoyi was to confirm the allegations against officers of the immigration offices in Lagos State including Ikoyi, Ikeja and FESTAC town.
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He said when he approached the officers at the Ikoyi command, he was given various high prices for the different categories of passports.
“When I approached the officers, they offered me the menu without recognising me. They said 32 pages of the international passport for five years would cost me N45,000 instead of N27,000. They said 64 pages for five year would cost me N55,000 instead of N37,000, and N95,000 for 64 pages for 10 years instead of N72,000.
“I was asked where I was from and I said Niger State. They also asked me if I had a letter of indigeneship and other documents and I said I didn’t have any one. So they said they would collect N3,500 to provide all the documents for me."
However, he said the officers were yet to know who he was, and that the comptroller for Lagos command of the service, Bauchi Aliyu, was surprised when he eventually showed up in his office.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that a video posted by Nigerian Comedienne Helen Paul has shown an old woman lamenting the affairs of the Nigerian international airport. She said when she got to the airport it was raining heavily.
The woman added that the sum of N500 was charged to use a trolley.
The woman added that everywhere she has been around the world, she has never had to pay such as taxes could cover the cost.
UAE approves 70 countries for visa-on-arrival
Earlier, the United Arab Emirates has approved visa-on-arrival for passport holders from at least 70 countries across the world.
Legit.ng notes that the list of the eligible countries for the visa-on-arrival policy is available on the official website of Etihad Airlines.
A statement on the airline's website stated that anyone from the listed countries does not need to apply for a visa before traveling to the UAE.