The Nigeria Immigration Service has allegedly started issuing the new Nigerian identification with 10-year legitimacy.
As indicated by a report by Punch Metro, the Nigeria Immigration Service initiated the issuance of the new visa booklet with 10-year legitimacy at its base camp, Abuja, on Monday.
The new booklet will be accessible in Ikoyi on June 3; Alausa, Lagos on July 8; and London on July 29, 2019, The PUNCH was told.
The improved polycarbonate booklet with 64 pages, which was propelled by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 15, 2019, was installed with the National Identity Number and expenses N70,000.
Directing writers round the identification office in Abuja on Monday, the NIS Public Relations Officer, DCI Sunday James, said the new booklet was a piece of a far reaching visa change affirmed by the Federal Government to improve the quality and security of the movement record just as to diminish rate of harm, fake, and fabrication.
He clarified that it was mandatory for international ID candidates to have a NIN, including that the NIS the executives had set up a work area at the visa office where people can enroll for the NIN.
James expressed, “The National Identity Number is mandatory for all candidates to the new archive.
“To make it simple for candidates, the Nigeria Immigration Service has given space to National Identity Management Commission at the administration home office, Abuja, to enlist candidates and issue to them the NIN.
“The open are exhorted not to scramble for the new booklet, as the new improved identification will run simultaneously with the bygone one.”
The NIS representative further said that candidates holding an international ID with over a half year’s legitimacy are not qualified for the new booklet, aside from on account of harm, change of information and those whose booklets have been depleted.
James exhorted candidates to pay on the web or straightforwardly to the banks arranged inside the identification workplaces.
He exhorted them against disparaging touts, “as all the administration windows are prepared to address their issues.”
He included that the Comptroller-General of Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, had coordinated international ID workplaces at the state directions to keep on issueing the old booklet, while the administration central command in Abuja would just issue the new visa booklet.
Notwithstanding, the identification office in Gwagwalada would likewise keep on issueing the old visa pending the rollout of the new booklet in Ikoyi on June 3; Alausa, Lagos on July 8; and London on July 29, 2019.
Punch Metro watched numerous candidates being taken care of by identification officers in the wake of enrolling for the NIN.