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President Jonathan launches 64-Page e-passport

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President Jonathan - July 2014 - BN News - e-passport - July 2014 - BellaNaija.com 91 (3)
On Wednesday, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan launched and obtained the 64 page e-passport in Abuja. The existing e-passport is 32 page.

The Presidency reveals that the 64 page e-passport conforms with international best practices. It helps frequent travelers, it is gender friendly, and more cost effective for low income earners.

The cost for the passport which is strictly for frequent travelers, is N8,750. It has also been stated that this new passport in no way invalidates the 32 page passport.
President Jonathan - July 2014 - BN News - e-passport - July 2014 - BellaNaija.com 91 (2)President Jonathan - July 2014 - BN News - e-passport - July 2014 - BellaNaija.com 91 (1)
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17 Comments

  1. Karonwi

    July 31, 2014 at 1:46 am

    Other countries have passports that last ten years. Our dear Nigeria is increasing the number of pages rather than deal with the validity period. Smh

    • NaijaPikin

      July 31, 2014 at 2:50 am

      Thank you oh……What do I care about pages when they cant extend it to 10 years,

    • Iamnephiza

      July 31, 2014 at 4:30 am

      Abi o. Mine is expired now and as big as H-town is no Nigerian embassy to renew.

    • The girl who flies planes

      July 31, 2014 at 7:09 am

      Considering the fact that Nigerians need visas to almost every country except Lebanon and Ecowas/some East African countries, the pages rather than the validity period is key.
      My passport was issued in 2013 it will expire in 2018, but as i speak to you it is already full of stamps and visas; so i need a new passport. So Karonwi what has validity got to do with it eh???? President Jonathan please congratulations and well done.

    • nene

      July 31, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      gbam! why should a passport last only 5 years? nigerians like to look for ways to make extra money without doing their job. just look at the drivers license fiasco.

  2. Iris

    July 31, 2014 at 4:35 am

    “Gender friendly’? What does that mean? And can they switch back to the ten year passport please? This guy is always missing the plot.

  3. Nike

    July 31, 2014 at 6:19 am

    What does gender friendly mean? I still have to go all the way to abuja to do get a new passport if i am changing from my maiden to my married name…

  4. Emy

    July 31, 2014 at 6:19 am

    To get as many stamps as possible in one passport instead of carrying like 3 passports glued together. Hahahaha. Na dem travel pass na. My country My country!!!

  5. RO2

    July 31, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Validity date is the issue Mr President not increasing the number of pages. 10 years should be the standard validity for Passport not 5 years.

  6. Tony

    July 31, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Hahaha. At least it is a step further and they may increase validity period later.

  7. Ada

    July 31, 2014 at 8:20 am

    He launches 64 pages passport and it’s making news. Kai Naija! Is that what is worrying Nigeria at the moment?

  8. sum1special

    July 31, 2014 at 9:42 am

    For once he does something right.

  9. Funmi

    July 31, 2014 at 9:45 am

    At least for frequent flyers this will do for now….

  10. Busarni

    July 31, 2014 at 10:08 am

    what is Abba Moro still doing in that Ministry. After succeeding in killing our youth through his employment scam. Only in Nigeria do our leaders spit us in the face ; life goes on. Nothing is being said about the Immigration job scam, shameless leaders.

  11. Mystique

    July 31, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Did i just see N8,750? indeed. more like N20,000. The validity period should be extended jor.

  12. Berry Dakara

    July 31, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Hehe, gender friendly. How so?

    berrydakara.blogspot.com

  13. godwin

    September 6, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    please i want to know the 16 country that was approved by president goodluck jonathan or better still the full list……. thanks

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