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Nigerian Immigration Earns 39 Bln Naira From Passport Issuance

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The Nigerian Immigration Services (NIS) generated a total of 39.06 billion naira from the issuance of International Passports and other services last year.


The information was contained in the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) data on the activities of the service.
According to the data from the statistics bureau, the immigration earnings in 2018 was an increase of 9.34 percent over the 35.72 billion naira generated in 2017.
The NIS received a total of 1,011,158 applications for passport in 2018 compared with 720,958 received in 2017.
This indicated that more Nigerians applied for passport issuance last year than the previous year, according to the data.
A breakdown of the applications for passport showed that 173,461 of the 1,011,158 applications in 2018 were minor, 779,905 were adults, while the remaining 57,792 are senior citizens.
“The Immigration statistics for 2018 reflected that a total of 1,011,158 passport applications were received in 2018 as against 720,958 received in 2017.
“This represents about 40.25 percent positive growth. 173,461 of the 2018 figure are minor, 779,905 are adults and the remaining 57,792 are senior citizens.”
The report said a total of 185,657 passports were issued at the foreign missions in 2018 as against 152,163 issued in 2017 while the number of visa issuance at the foreign missions was put at 120,697.
In terms of international travellers, the NBS report said about 4,529,153 international trips were recorded across all Nigeria borders in 2018 as against 3,715,268 in 2017.

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