Nigerians in New York Complain About Passport Scarcity


Nigerian community in New York, U.S,have crave the indulgence of Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola over the paucity of passport booklets in country’s Consulate and embassy in the U.S.

In a letter written to the minister by the leaders of Nigerian community in New York, a call was made to address the plights of Nigerians applying for passports in its missions in the U.S.

It could be recalled that the minister debunked shortage of passport booklets in Nigeria, saying the country was battling with humanitarian problems.

The group asked the minister to clear the challenges at all processing locations and ensure that Passport processing from application to issuance is concluded within a period of 90 days and expand the number of available appointments on the central portal to 100 every day.

They also stressed the need for the provision of more user friendly platform that would ease the process of passport issuance to Nigerians especially in Nigerian embassy in New York, emphasizing that there were marvelous improvements in the New York Consulate prior to the occurrence of passport issues.

In an unanimous interview, a consulate official in New York said the embassy had received 2,000 booklets last month started the process of issuance with immediate effect.

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