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Federal Government Signs MOU In Order To Domesticate Passport Production In Nigeria

Federal Government of Nigeria has signed a memorandum of understanding for the domestication for the production of Nigeria international passports within and outside the country.
The domestication entails the production of E-passport should be done in Nigeria alone and will no longer be done by foreigners as stated.
In his remarks at the ceremony, the Minister of Interior Lt. Gen. Abdulraham Dambazau said that he was glad to witness the signing of the MoU.
The minister also said that the process that led to the signing of the MoU began two years ago, explaining that before the agreement, passport booklets were produced outside the country.
He enumerated the advantages of Nigeria producing the E-passport to include protection of our database he added.
On his statement were he said that producing the document locally would provide employment for Nigerians to acquire skills in passport production as well as the technological knowledge in the production of high quality passport booklets in the country.
The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration, Mr Mohammed Babandede appreciate the minister for ensuring the domestication of production of the passport becomes a reality.
He also said that the Nigerian Immigration Service had been the greatest beneficiary of the development and assured that the passport would be of high quality.
He said that the MoU was an epoch event in Nigeria towards what is done outside the country can be done in Nigeria as planned.
Those in charge of the production assured that they would not disappoint Nigerians adding to the fact that they would produce the passport that would compete with other passports in the world they said.

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