The Nigerian Missions abroad have announced plans to opt for delivery of passports to applicants’ doorsteps.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gabriel Aduda, confirms this development when speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said the missions have begun talks with some courier services that will pick and deliver the passports to the applicants’ doorsteps.
“We have started with a new innovation and we are trying to keep Nigerians from travelling to missions for passport renewal,” Gabriel said.
“We are already talking with some courier companies that will pick passports to the applicants’ doorsteps when they have made all the necessary payments and fill the forms online.
According to him, the innovation is aimed at easing the stress Nigerians go through to renew their passports.
“We don’t want them to come to the missions anymore; it will be delivered to them and we have four consulates to pilot the innovation.”
With the innovation, applicants will be able to apply for the renewal of their passports online and make the necessary payment at their comfort and wait for the courier service to deliver it.