President Muhammadu Buhari recently launched the new enhanced Nigerian International e-Passport which has the 10 years validity period and 64 pages.
He performed the ceremony at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the presidential villa, Abuja. The President was captured and after about an hour, he was issued his own 10 – year validity passport by the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Mr Mohammad Babandede.
Speaking to State House correspondents later, Babandede explained that the new passport has enhanced features which will make it easier for security management.
Nigerian International e-Passport Price
Babandede said :
- 32-page new Nigerian international passport with five years validity period goes for N25,000 in Nigeria and $130 abroad,
- 64-page passport with validity period of five years goes for N30,000 in Nigeria and $150 abroad and
- 64-page passport with 10 years validity period goes for N70,000 in Nigeria and $230 abroad.
He said: “The new passport reform programme is weather friendly, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) compliant, it has polycarbonate technology that eliminates damage, enhanced security features and save Nigerians in the Diaspora time of frequent visit to Nigerian Embassy among others.”
Also speaking, the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau said Nigerians in Diaspora demanded the10-year validity passport, which the government has obliged them.