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Reps seek termination of passports contracts outside Nigeria

House of Representatives
House of Representatives

The House of Representatives on Wednesday called for the termination of all existing contracts for the production of Nigerian passports outside the country.

It also lamented the state of operations of Nigerian foreign missions in many parts of the world.

These were contained in a report by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, on the oversight visit to the Nigerian Consulate, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, and the Nigerian High Commission in Kingston, Jamaica.

The report said the delegation discovered that the shortage in the number of passports required by Nigerians in the Diaspora had continued to be a major issue at Nigerian missions. 

It stated: “The reality on the ground indicates that the Nigerian Standard Passport and others are still being printed outside the shores of our country. 

“The delegation, in its consideration, believes that the problems associated with shortages in the required number of passports for Nigerians abroad can adequately be mitigated by the termination of existing contracts for printing abroad while commencing production locally.

“The foregoing will enable Nigeria as a national service the increasing need of its citizens, especially, those abroad.

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