The Federal Government has stepped up efforts at enhancing Passports processing. It unveiled e-Passport facilities at some designated Nigerian Embassies in Europe.
The Interior Minister Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo inaugurated the facilities at the Nigerian Embassy in Rome.
The minister emphasized the commitment of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration to citizens’ diplomacy and the enhancement of services to the Diaspora community.
According to him the first phase would capture Spain, Greece, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. It was inaugurated in Rome, while phase two is bill for inauguration by the end of the week.
The Minister said the e-Passport complies with all standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
He noted, it positioned Nigeria as the first country in Africa and the fifth worldwide to embrace this technological achievement.