NIS issues 8,626 facilities to applicants in Edo in 5 months

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By Deborah Coker

Benin – The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Command, issued 8,626 facilities between January and May, 2020.

The NIS Comptroller in the state, Mr Kayode Eniolorunda, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in on Friday.

Eniolorunda gave a breakdown of the issuance as 4,259 facilities in January and 1,310 facilities in February.

He said while 1,546 facilities were issued in March, 362 facilities in April while the command issued additional 1,149 facilities in May.

The comptroller said within the period under review applicants were issued 8,299 passports between January and while 163 ECOWAS Travel Certificates were issued to applicants.

Also issued within the period included 24 V/P extensions, 32 resident cards, 45 renewals, 31 arrival E-payment notification and 32 Departure E-payment notifications.

Eniolorunda explained the low number of facilities issued within the period was attributable to the restriction of to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country in March.