Nigeria Immigration Service Generates N26bn, $29m From Passports, Visas

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ABUJA, NOVEMBER 3, 2016 – The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has said that as at September, it generated a total of N26,342,506,305.17 and $28,964,288.17, from passports, visas and other administrative fees.

It said its revenue projection for 2016 is N26,342,506,305.17 and $29,852,391.09.

The Comptroller-General of NIS, Mr. Muhammad Babandede, made the disclosure yesterday in Abuja, during an oversight visit to the Service’s headquarters, by the House of Representatives Committee on Interior.

A statement by the NIS’ Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ekpedeme King, a Deputy Comptroller of Immigration, said: “It is becoming obvious that the Nigeria Immigration service (NIS) will exceed its revenue projection for the year 2016.

“This is according to the Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede who briefed the House of Representatives Committee on Interior on the activities of his Agency at the NIS Headquarters, Abuja on Wednesday.

“He said the revenue projected for year 2016 from passports, visas and other administrative fees was put at N26,342,506,305.17 and $29,852,391.09. However, by the end of September, 2016 the Service has collected N26,342,506,305.17 and $28,964,288.17 a clear indication that the Service will exceed its target in the next three months.”

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