Posted by News Express | 8 September 2015 | 3,932 times
The Nigeria Immigration Service yesterday directed a broad spectrum of high profile former government functionaries to surrender their diplomatic and official passports without any further delay.
In a statement issued in Abuja, Comptroller-General of Immigration Service, MK. Abeshi, said that the affected persons include, among others, former:
i) state governors
iii) members of House of Representatives
iv) members of State Houses of Assemblies
vii) special advisers/special assistants
viii) chairmen/deputy chairmen of local governments areas
ix) All retired heads of parastatals and
x) Retired public servants
Abeshi said: “These categories of persons are hereby informed that these passports which were previously held by them have been revoked and should return them to the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters Sauka Abuja with immediate effect.
“Failure to comply with this directive will amount to an offence under the Immigration Act 2015. Such unauthorised possession will be impounded at our control posts on arrival or departure.”
•Photo shows Comptroller-General of Immigration Service, MK. Abeshi.
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