The Minister of Interior, Bunmi Tunji-Ojo, has vowed that the Nigeria Immigration Service will begin to treat applicants with the utmost respect in all its passport offices including those outside the country.
The minister also promised to ensure issues with passport collections among others are addressed under his watch.
He spoke in a broadcast message to Nigerians shared with journalists in Abuja on Sunday.
Tunji-Ojo said, “We will do all that we can, all that is within our capacity, to ensure that we do not disappoint him (President Bola Tinubu), in terms of the implementation of the Renewed Hope Agenda.
“I assure Nigerians of our desire to proceed with reforms in our immigration service, such that Nigerians can be treated with respect, and that we get to unbuckle all bottlenecks of passport collections —and see other issues associated with immigration services in general, are under control”.
He also promised that with his planned reforms in the Federal Fire Service, the service would be able to promptly attend to emergencies.
Tunji-Ojo said, “We would do everything within our power as a ministry to ensure that there are key reforms in our fire service centers, turn around the response time of our fire service to under fifteen minutes. ”
On the Correctional Service, he noted that his administration would work towards decongesting the custodial centres as well as providing inmates with the opportunity for rehabilitation and reintegration into society.
He said, “I also would like to give assurance that under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, we would do everything humanly possible to reform our custodial centres, such as the decongestion of those centres —of course, with beaming life, and hope we’d groom inmates and help inmates to ensure proper re-integration into the society.”