Abuja – Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede, has directed that all lost Passports declared to the service if found, be returned for cancellation.

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The Comptroller-General gave the directive in a statement by NIS Public Relations Officer, Mr Sunday James.

According to him, continuous use of such passports contravenes Section 10(1a) of the Immigration Act 2015.

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“The act states that a person who has, holds or is in unauthorised possession of more than one valid Standard Nigerian Passport, commits an offence and is liable on conviction, to imprisonment for a term of 10 years or a fine of two million Naira or both,” he said.

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He, therefore, advised that such passports so declared, if found, must not be used for travel but submitted to the nearest Nigeria Immigration Service office for cancellation.(NAN)


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