Nigeria wants local ePassport production


The Nigerian Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions has reiterated a commitment towards ensuring that international passports are locally produced in Nigeria, local media reports

The Chairman of the committee, Sen. Rafiu Ibrahim said this while officials of Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company(NSPMC) appeared before the committee for 2019 Budget presentation, reported WorldStage.

Rafiu said producing the passports locally would save millions of naira in forex among other benefits.

He asked the company involved to feel free to engage the senate where necessary for assistance.

“If you want us to follow you to Immigration office or if there is any presentation you want us to make, just let us know.

“Once you have capacity and you are able to display regarding passport production as you did in the case of electoral materials for the 2019 elections, we will support you,” he said.

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