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Press Releases emanating from the Nigeria Immigration Service are displayed below:
 
 

TITLE:IMMIGRATION RESHUFFLES TOP OFFICERS

Source:SERVICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

The Comptroller General of immigration Mr. Chukwurah Udeh has carried out a minor reshufflement of Asst. Comptrollers General of Immigration at the Service Headquarters

2.  With this development, Mrs. Funmi Odubela-Aduroja moves from Operations to Border Patrol Unit while Mr. Bakare Betso takes over Operations from ECOWAS and African Affairs Section.  Similarly, Mr. Usman Muktari has been redeployed from the Deportation/Repatriation Section to head Zone C Bauchi as Zonal Coordinator while Mr. Patrick Ubi leaves Zone C to head the ECOWAS and African Affairs Section at the Service headquarters.

3. Also affected is Mr. Bayo Akolade posted to take over from Mr. Femi Ajisafe as head of the Passport Office.  Mr. Ajisafe has retired after 35 years of meritorious Service.

4.  Mr. Ayo Oredipe, Comptroller of Immigration who just returned from his post as Immigration Attach at the Nigerian Mission in South Africa has been re-deployed to the Immigration Training School, Orlu, Imo State as Commandant.

5. The posting order which takes effect from30th June 2006 is a routine exercise.

 

TITLE: REMOVAL OF THE REQUIREMENT OF LETTER OF  
         
INVITATION FOR INTENDING VISITORS AND BUSINESS
          MEN TO NIGERIA.

Source:SERVICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

The Nigeria Immigration Service wishes to inform the general public, particularly the business community that intending visitors and business men abroad no longer require letters of invitation from their hosts or sponsors in Nigeria as one of the conditions for obtaining visiting, tourist or business visas from our High Commissions and Embassies.
 
This is sequel to the approval of the Honourable Minister of Internal Affairs, Amb. Magaji Muhammed in exercising the powers conferred on him by section 33 of the Immigration Act.
 
The Comptroller General of Immigration, Mr. Chukwurah Udeh avails himself of this opportunity to assure Nigerians and the International Community that the Nigeria Immigration Service will continue to introduce necessary reforms in order to support the Federal Governments desire in making Nigeria a preferred destination for foreign direct investment and tourism as well as meet global best practices in Migration Management.
 
For more information on Immigration facilities, requirements and procedure for these facilities visit our website @ www.immigration-gov-ng.org
 

 

TITLE: NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE TO INTRODUCE
           HARMONISED PILGRIMS PASSPORT

Source:SERVICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

Sequel to the approval of the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, the Nigeria Immigration Service is set to commence the issuance of the new harmonized Pilgrims Passport for use by Christians and Moslems for all pilgrimages abroad.

2. With this development, only holders of the harmonized Pilgrims Passports will be allowed to travel out for religious rites abroad, including Umrah.

3. The objective of this reform initiative is to check the abuses associated with Nigerian travel documents by unpatriotic Nigerians who use the canopy of religious pilgrimage to perpetuate criminality.

4. The validity period of the harmonized Pilgrim Passport is three (3) months from the date of issue.

5. The Comptroller General of Immigration Mr. Chukwurah Udeh, avails himself of this platform to appeal to Nigerians to support the on-going reforms by the Nigeria Immigration Service aimed at ensuring best practices in modern migration management by following due process when applying for Immigration facilities.

 



 



 

 
   
   
 

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