No doubt Ikoyi passport office is foremost passport office in Nigeria, many Nigerians even prefer to have theIr passport from Ikoyi office to other passport offices in Nigeria, this alone made the Ikoyi passport office always turn to the beehive of activities daily and automatically have largest number of applicants among the passport offices in Nigeria.
Our correspondent findings shows that the comptroller general of immigration, Mr. Mohammed Babandede prime Ikoyi passport office so much to the extent that he always make such that highly competent officer usually posted there to take charge as passport control officer ( PCO) like present passport control officer Mr. Mannir whose his efficiency and effectiveness has turn Ikoyi passport office to the envy of men and officers of immigration and even the applicants are enjoying the services being rendered.
One of the applicants who spoke to our correspondent praises the ingenuity in crowd control unlike previous when rowdiness was order of the day. “ I thought I was in one of the developed nation’s passport office due to the neatness of the environment and crowed control which is excellent ”,the man said.
When speaking to one of the officers who prefer anonymity says that the Ikoyi passport office is set for Nigerians both at home and in diaspora especially during this coming yuletide. It is of knowledge that a lot of Nigerians will be coming home from overseas for xmas and new year to celebrate with their love ones, assure them that there won’t be any problem or difficulty in renew their passport or getting new one.
He assures Nigerians of availability of booklets in large number, said that there is 64 pages of booklet passport which covers the owner for 10years, 32 pages of booklets for 5years and 64 pages of booklets for 5years as well. He was quick to remind Nigerians that a child below 18 years can not be issued with passport covers 10 years duration.
The comptroller general of immigration Mr. Mohammed Babandede ,has equally extends his magnanimity to Nigeria identification management commission(NIMC) to have their office inside ikoyi passport office this make it more convenient for the new applicants to get their national identification done with easy while many people applauded his magnanimity because it brings effectiveness and remove unnecessary delay in the issuances of international passport.
The transformation of Ikoyi passport office took so many in awesome because the new applicants now get their passport ready within two to three days and kudos are given to comptroller general of immigration for his unrelenting efforts to make Nigeria a better place.
Meanwhile the applicants expresses their joy towards the Ikoyi passport control officer Mr. Mannir for his unequal human relation and good use of his contact and connection to bring development to the Ikoyi passport office to collaborate the effort of Mr. Mohammed Babandede comptroller general of immigration.