The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Ikoyi Passport Office, Lagos has attributed the delay in processing international travel documents to challenges of epileptic power supply and non-validation of names supplied by applicants in their National Identity Numbers (NINs).
Passport Control Officer, Ikoyi Passport Office, Mrs Abolupe Bewaji, a deputy Comptroller of Immigration, disclosed this to journalists in Lagos.
The PCO, who recently assumed the position, said the NIS is scaling up efforts to address the challenges to improve delivery timelines for the renewal and issuance of international travel documents in line with the Ministerial directive.
Besides, she said hitches associated with epileptic power supply had been addressed as a financial institution donated a 100KVA generating set within the first six days of her assumption of office to fast-track the issuance of passports.
While calling on applicants to resolve challenges brought about by non-validation of information submitted in their NIN, she said the NIS was doing everything within its powers to reduce the activities of touts in passport offices.