The Nigeria Immigration Service has concluded plans to increase the price of international passport as it says it cannot sustain the current trend.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has began the process to review its charges in the coming days, the agency said. The agency said it is not longer possible to issue passports at the current rates.
This was revealed at the flagging off the ceremony for the capacity building programme on Information Communication Technology (ICT) for Immigration officers in Abuja by the NIS Comptroller-General, Mr. Muhammad Babandede.
However, he didn’t reveal when the new charges will kick off, Babandede disclosed that they had written to the presidency for approval.
He said: “It is not easy for us to pay for booklets because of the cost. You will agree with me that air tickets have doubled in this country. You are aware that a lot of things have changed, but the passport fees have not changed.”