Nigeria wants local ePassport production

01/05/19

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.

Subscribe to our free newsletter
Follow us on Twitter
Join us on LinkedIn

Latest Features & Interviews

SDW 2018 Interview: secunet on EES

In this interview, Frank Steffens, Principal in the Homeland Security division of Germany’s secunet tells us about their approach to the biometric Entry/Exit System (EES) planned in Europe.

SDW 2018 Interview: Ixla

Company spotlights have been created to give firms operating in the secure documents and identity industry an opportunity to discuss trends, product innovations and achievements.

White paper: Gemalto - The paper elements of a passport

An expert’s guide to using the paper elements of a passport.

More articles >>
Share |

Sponsored Links

SDW Conference and Exhibition
SDW is a world-leading conference and exhibition providing a global showcase for next-generation secure credentialing solutions.

SDW 2019 @ Identity Week Event supported by Planet Biometrics 11 Jun 19 - 13 Jun 18
ID4Africa 2019 18-20 Jun 19