The Federal Government has approved a 10-year validity period for Nigerian passport which currently have a five-year validity period.
This followed a presidential approval to change the face of the e-passport 10 years after it was introduced in the country.
Babandede revealed that the extended validation will reduce the stress Nigerians go through to renew their passports. He shared:
“One of the reforms he (President Buhari) has approved is that we would improve the quality, security of our passport booklets. Ten years after the enrollment of the e-passport system, we need to improve the security features. You can’t keep documents for 10 years without seeing decreased values in them, so we are improving the security features which would raise the standards of the passports.”
While Babandede further revealed that the 10-year password will cost more than its predecessor, it will possess some newly improved security features which he confirms has been approved by the president.