The Nigerian Federal Government has announced its dedication to transforming the passport processing system, urging the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to treat all applicants with the utmost respect at passport offices both within and outside the country.
In a recent video broadcast, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the Minister of Interior, reaffirmed his commitment to executing President Bola Tinubu’s “Renewed Hope Agenda.” Tunji-Ojo highlighted that the ministry’s role in this agenda involves a comprehensive plan to overhaul immigration services, correctional services, and other critical areas within the ministry.
Detailing his comprehensive vision for reforming key sectors within the Ministry of Interior, Hon. Tunji-Ojo stressed his focus on translating government promises into tangible actions that positively impact the lives of Nigerians.
“We extend our gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, for the privilege to serve. We are fully committed to upholding our responsibilities and ensuring that we meet the expectations of the Renewed Hope Agenda. We assure Nigerians of our intention to initiate reforms in the immigration service, ensuring respectful treatment for Nigerians and the elimination of barriers to passport collection. We will also address various issues within immigration services,” he explained.
Regarding the Correctional Service, he emphasized his administration’s determination to address overcrowding in custodial centers and provide inmates with opportunities for rehabilitation and successful reintegration into society.
“We are also dedicated to reforming our custodial centers under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. This includes reducing congestion in these centers and facilitating inmate rehabilitation and reintegration into society.”
Dr. Tunji-Ojo also highlighted the urgency of enhancing emergency response times in the fire service and promised to prioritize the protection of national assets and facilities through the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
“As a ministry, we are committed to implementing key reforms in our fire service centers to drastically improve our response time to emergencies.”
He further affirmed that his administration is committed to safeguarding national infrastructure and ensuring that the renewed hope promised by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s leadership is realized within the Ministry of Interior.
“I want to assure Nigerians that, under my leadership in the Ministry of Interior, we will remain dedicated to our promise, taking inspiration from President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s dedication. We are determined to ensure that the renewed hope becomes a reality within our ministry, and Nigerians will take pride in this administration.”
Hon. Tunji-Ojo emphasized that his commitment to improving immigration services, correctional facilities, emergency response, and infrastructure protection aligns with the administration’s vision for a more secure, efficient, and prosperous Nigeria.