The federal government has directed former Nigerian public office holders to immediately surrender official and diplomatic passports issued to them while they were in office. This is based on a directive of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Those affected by the directive are former governors, former ministers, former senators, former members of the House of Representatives,former members of
state Houses of Assembly,former commissioners, for special advisers/special assistants, former chairmen/deputy chairmen of local government areas, all retired heads of parastatals and retired public servants.According to a statement by the Comptroller-General of the Immigration Service, Martin Abeshi, on Monday.
“These categories of persons are hereby informed that these passports which were previously held by them have been revoked and should return them to the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters Sauka Abuja with immediate effect,”
“Failure to comply with this directive will amount to an offence under the Immigration Act 2015. Such unauthorized possession will be impounded at our control posts on arrival or departure.”