According to reports, the federal government is making plans to extend the validity period for international passport from five years to 10 years.
This was disclosed by the comptroller-general of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, in an interview with journalists in Abuja at the weekend.
He said Nigerians should expect announcement of the policy change in the coming weeks or months.
“We have submitted a memo to the president and we believe we’ll get a positive response to that soon.
“We have received complaints that passports only take five years. The international community is not happy, wondering why passports will only be five years.
“They’re saying it should be 10 years and we’re already considering that. We need to make sure that we have age validity expansion,” Mr Babandede said.