The federal government has ordered the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) to withdraw all the holders of illegal diplomatic and official passports from some persons who are not entitled to hold such documents.
A statement issued in Abuja yesterday and signed by Alhaji Yusuf Isiaka, unbehalf of the Permanent Secretary federal ministry of interior, stated that the order became necessary to protect and promote Nigeria’s integrity in the comity of nations.
The statement reads: “The attention of the Federal government that some Nigerians who are not entitled to hold diplomatic and official passports are in possession of these documents.
“In view of the Federal government determination to protect and promote Nigeria’s integrity in the comity of nations, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Interior has directed the Nigeria Immigration Service to retrieve all valid diplomatic and official passports with immediate effect from all persons who are not entitled to hold such documents.”
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