The Nigeria Immigration Service has announced that Nigerians returning to the country can be admitted in with their expired Nigerian passport.
This was stated and signed in a memo addressed to all heads of missions, immigration attaches, airports comptrollers and airlines.
The Special Assistant to the comptroller General (foreign desk), DCI BM Lawal for the Comptroller-General of the immigration service, Muhammad Babandede, requested all airlines to allow holders with expired Nigerian passports to board and arrive without any hindrance.
The memo reads,” I am directed to respectfully present the compliments of the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service and notify all relevant authorities that the Federal government of Nigeria has approved that Nigerians returning home can be admitted into the country with their expired Nigerian passports.
Consequently, all Airlines are requested to allow holders of expired Nigerian passports to board without any hindrance.”
“In addition, all Nigerian Diplomatic Missions abroad are kindly requested to circulate this information to airline operators and border authorities of host countries for their necessary action.
Reporting by Nkiruka Nwachukwu; Editing by Fany Olumoye