Olubumi Tunji-Ojo, the minister of interior has said that as of Wednesday Nigerian immigration has been able to clear its backlog of about 60,000 international passports.
This was disclosed in a post via the official X platform of the Nigerian presidency.
According to the post, Mr Tunji-Ojo said the development followed a two-week ultimatum issued by the interior ministry to clear the over 200,000 backlogs.
The minister also described the action as “progress” stating that the ministry would continue to maintain his words on clearing the backlogs.
“As of this morning, I can tell you that about 60,000 passport backlogs have been cleared, specifically 59,906.
On Wednesday, September 6, 2023, when I gave the 2-week ultimatum, we had over 200,000 backlogs. We have recorded progress, and I maintain my words, that those backlogs must be cleared.”