Nigerian government opens passport office in Kano
Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau said the measure was part of plans to decentralise the operations of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and ensure better service delivery.
Dambazau assured of ongoing plans to inaugurate more NIS passport offices across the country in order to ensure efficient service delivery.
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje said that the new passport office located within Kombotso area along Zaria Road would greatly enhance the operations of NIS.
Ganduje said that his government had donated the office complex to the NIS as a demonstration of efforts at deepening the existing cordial relationship between his government and NIS.
He pledged continued cooperation with NIS in order to improve its operations in line with international best practices.
Comptroller-General of NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede in his remarks assured of efficient service delivery to Nigerians and foreigners.
He said the NIS would continue to work with state governments and relevant stakeholders to improve its operations.
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