FG To Start Home Delivery Of Passports Soon, Says Aregbesola

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The Federal Government says it is working with the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) to begin home delivery of passports but noted that it is for those who opt-in.

Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola said this at the opening of the Nigeria Immigration Service Passport Front Desk Office in Auchi, Edo State, on Saturday.

“We are also in the final stage of concluding negotiations with NIPOST to begin the usage of its speed mail service to deliver passports to Nigerians wherever they are in the world after production,” the minister tweeted on his official handle.

He noted that the launch of the passport office is the sixth of its kind in 2023 and is part of efforts to “bring passport application processing closer to the people”.

“It is our projection that by the time we open more front offices like this, the waiting period will not be more than three days. Indeed, the more front offices we have, the less the waiting period,” he added.

“Our long-term plan will be to involve private operators who will provide the lounge for a fee, but the equipment and personnel will be provided by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).”