NEW DIMENSIONS OF EXTORTION AT IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT

A new dimension of corruption is holding sway in Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) passport offices across the country as the citizens strive to acquire the repackage critical national document. In most of the offices visited by LEADERSHIP, NIS personnel and touts were observed to have formed a formidable partnership to rip off applicants. While disguising as applicants, our correspondents discovered that in some passport offices, Nigerians were made to pay twice the approved fees for international passports. LEADERSHIP also uncovered sharp differences in the amount published on the website of…

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