By Uzair Adam Imam
The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the return of Nigerians into the country with their expired Nigerian passports.
FG requested that all the airlines allow holders of expired Nigerian passports to board without delay.
The approval was in a letter from the Comptroller-General of Immigration Service (CGIS) Isah Jere Idris, addressed to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and dated December 9th 2022.
The reason for the permission is believed to be connected with the forthcoming Yuletide period on December 25th.
The letter said, “Consequently, all Airlines are requested to allow holders of expired Nigerian passports to board without let or hindrance.
“In addition, all Nigerian Diplomatic Missions abroad are kindly requested to circulate this information to airlines operators and border authorities of host countries for their necessary action,” the letter said in part.