As part of efforts to curb passport racketeering, the federal government has unveiled an enhanced passport facility and passport production centre at the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Enugu State Command.

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Speaking during the unveiling of the facility, which is expected to cover the South-east region, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said the introduction of the e-passport was part of the current administration’s resolve to stamp out corruption as well as position the NIS to serve Nigerians better and preserve the integrity of the Nigerian passport.

Comptroller of NIS, Enugu State Command, Joachim Olumba, said the agency was determined to serve Nigerians responsibly and with a great sense of honesty with the e-passport.

On his part, the state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, thanked the NIS for its efforts to ensure that the passport application process is seamless for Nigerians.

Ugwuanyi, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Simon Ortuanya, said the state is committed to partnering the NIS to carry out its duties responsibly.