Buhari withdraws official passports from ex-governors, ministers, senators, and others

Buhari withdraws official passports from ex-governors

Present Buhari passed instruction to the Nigerian Immigration Service to inform all former  Nigerian public office holders to immediately surrender official and diplomatic passports issued to them while they were in office.

Here are the rundown of officials affected by the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari.

List of those Buhari withdraws diplomatic, official passports are as follows:

  • All former governors,
  • former ministers,
  • former senators,
  • former members of the House of Representatives,
  • former members of state Houses of Assembly
  •  former commissioners,
  • former special advisers/special assistants,
  • former chairmen/deputy chairmen of local government areas,
  • all retired heads of parastatals and
  • retired public servants.

Buhari withdraws official passports from ex-governors, ministers, senators, and others

According to the reporter, said the president has given notice that “failure for any one 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”

The Federal Government had on August 24 directed the Immigration Service to retrieve all valid diplomatic and official passports from all persons not entitled to hold such documents.
“The attention of the Federal Government has been drawn to the fact that some Nigerians who are not entitled to hold diplomatic and official passports are in possession of these documents,” a statement by Yusuf Isiaka,the Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Interior, said at the time.

According to the statement, the measure was intended to protect and promote Nigeria’s integrity in the comity of nations in addition to ensuring law and order.

Buhari withdraws official passports from ex-governors, ministers, senators, and others
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