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Concerns over extortion as express passport centre opens

Concerns over extortion as express passport centre opens

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It is barely a month into the launch of the 24-hour express passport office by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) but applicants are already calling expressing cautious optimism as Nigerians will have to pay higher fees to obtain an international passport. In this part of the world, customers are not kings, especially when the government is involved in service delivery. So, when the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, launched the automated fast passport processing centre at the Maitama Passport Express Centre (MPEC) in Abuja and revealed the plan to build at least a centre in every local government area, government’s ability to maintain such service gnaws the mind of residents. Already, there is a gradual build-up in the rush for the travel document by passport seekers. ...