Written by on December 19, 2017


Nigeria has started issuing biometric visa, designed to effectively block many people that would not be needed to enter the country.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Mr Abubakar Magaji, who represented the minister of interior Abdulrahman Dambazu ,made this known at the 2017 End-of-Year Dinner and Award Night of the Nigeria Immigration Service in Abuja yesterday.

According to Magagi,Nigeria is the only country in Africa that is issuing biometric visa.

On her part, the Chairperson of the event planning committee, Mrs Edith Onyemenam, said it was one of the first federal agencies to implement the Presidential Executive Orders issued earlier in the year.

She said the introduction of online pre-approval for Visa on Arrival, contributed greatly to the country’s improvement in the World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking from one hundred and sixty nine to one hundred and forty five position.

In their addresses, the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Mr Mohammed Babandede, described 2017 as a wonder year for the NIS while the minister of agriculture Audu Ogbeh advised NIS staff to engage themselves in Agriculture to escape hunger on retirement.BIOMETRICS

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