He explained that the FG collaborated with the private sector to build the Express Centre.
He added that applicants would start receiving their passports within 24 hours as the plan progresses.
Aregbesola made this known when he visited the newly launched Maitama Passport Express Centre.
He explained that the FG collaborated with the private sector to build the Express Centre to reduce the inconveniences faced by Nigerians during passport application.
The minister said, “MPEC is in response to the yearnings of the general public for the Ministry of Interior and the Nigeria Immigration Service to devise additional ways that the passport Issuance process can be less stressful and more efficient. It is the future. The goal is to have a facility like this in every local government in the country.”
Similarly, the Comptroller-General of the NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede said the Express Centre would eradicate the challenges encountered during passport application and collection.
He said, “The centre will be non-judgmental and has provision for large comfortable VIP lounge, refreshment, queue management system and other necessary facilities to ensure comfort and speedy delivery of quality service.”
Recall that the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, launched a 24 hours express passport-processing center in Maitama, Abuja as part of efforts to attend to applicants who need passports urgently.
Applicants can now obtain the express booklets within three days for N20,000 while those who desire to get the passport within 24 hours would pay N30,000.