The Nigeria Immigration Service has suspended the processing of passport and migrant e-Registration.
A statement by Sunday James, the Service Public Relations Officer, on Monday, explained that this was a response to the outbreak and spread of coronavirus.
He said the Comptroller General of Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, gave the order on Monday.
“The service has accordingly directed for the temporary suspension of processing of passport and Migrant e-Registration effective 23rd March – 23rd April, 2020 in line with the government’s directives on Restrictions on International Flight,” he said.
Babandede assured that the period would be used to process all pending passport cases.
He added that the public would be informed when the passports are ready for collection.
The CGI regretted any inconvenience caused by the suspension.