FG allows Nigerians abroad with expired passports to return

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The Federal Government says Nigerians with expired passports can return to the country.

This was contained in a letter signed by B. M. Lawal, Special Assistant on Foreign Desk to the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The letter directed that all airlines should allow Nigerians in this category board their flights back home.

“I am directed to respectfully present the compliments of the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service and notify all relevant authorities that the Federal government of Nigeria has approved that Nigerians returning home can be admitted into the country with their expired Nigerian passports.

“Consequently, all Airlines are requested to allow holders of expired Nigerian passports to board without let or hindrance.

“In addition, all Nigerian Diplomatic Missions abroad are kindly requested to circulate this information to airlines operators and border authorities of host countries for their necessary action,” the letter read in part.

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