The acting Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Idris Isah Jere has dispatched a Special Task Force to the Ikoyi Passport Office in Lagos.

A statement by Immigration spokesman, Amos Okpu said the team was mandated to clear the backlog of applications.

Jere’s directive, according to the Public Relations Officer, followed complaints of delays being experienced by applicants.

The team has arrived Ikoyi and commenced the clearance exercise to ensure that all applications are sorted out within one week.

Okpu recalled that upon assumption of office, Jere promised to deepen the passport issuance reform efforts for smooth processes at issuing centres.

“The acting CGI has promised that some drastic changes will be made to improve the quality of service delivery”, the statement added.

Okpu appealed to applicants to use the Immigration website immigration.gov.ng to apply and pay for the passport category of their choice and avoid patronizing anybody.

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