The Federal Government has approved a 10-year validity period for Nigerian passports. Muhammed Babandede, who works for the immigration service made this known during discussion with sources. He stated that the validity was increased with a view to reduce the stress of Nigerians having to go through every 5 years to renew their passports.
“One of the reforms President Buhari has approved is that we would improve the quality, security of our passport booklets. Ten years after the enrolment of the e-passport system, we need to improve the security features. You can’t keep documents for 10 years without seeing decreased values in them, so we are improving the security features which would raise the standards of the passports,” the CG explained.
He further went on to say:
”President Buhari has equally approved 10-year validity for passports which is great news. When the report comes, passports will be valid for 10 years which is great news especially for adults from the age of 18 and above. Though people will pay more, if they can pay more and get the booklets quickly, it’s good with improved security for 10 years validity. They would pay more but the document would be available, that’s good”.