There is currently a shortage of passport booklets at major immigration offices in Lagos and Abuja, sources tell MoneyCentral.
“The 32 pages’ booklet finished some 2 months ago, while the 64 pages was unavailable as at yesterday,” an immigration officer told MoneyCentral.
She blamed the scarcity on the covid-19 pandemic and the printing of Nigerian passport booklets overseas.
The passport booklets are currently being produced by Iris Smart Technology Nigeria (ISTL) through its parent company, Iris Corporation, based in Malaysia.
The immigration officer told MoneyCentral that due to the scarcity priority is now being given to people with visas and valid airline tickets that need to travel in the next one week.