Mohammed-Babandede-NIS Immigration boss
Mohammed-Babandede-NIS Immigration boss

Immigration Boss Insists on National ID Card for New E-Passport

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede MFR, will like to reassure the general public that the new enhanced e-Passpport is acceptable at all countries.

2. The recent problem on the e-Passport with the authority of the United Arab Emirate has been resolved and the CGI will like to seize this opportunity to thank both the Ambassadors of UAE and Nigeria for resolving the issue.

3. In view of the above, Nigerians are encouraged to get their National Identity Number and ensure that the information tallies with the one on their Passports.

4. The uniformity of the NIN information and that of the 10 year validity Passport is to ensure one identity which is a major feature of the new enhanced e-Passport and is available in the Service Headquarters, Abuja and Ikoyi, pending the roll-out in other centres.

5. It is worthy to note that the issuance of the former and the new enhanced e-Passports will run concurrently.


DCI Sunday James pcc
Service Public Relations Officer
For: Comptroller General of Immigration