DIARY OF AN APPLICANT: Praying, fasting, whistleblowing… extreme ways to secure the Nigerian passport
Source: The Cable (Abuja)
BY OGUNBOWALE OLUGBENGA
Do you have a passport? A Nigerian Passport? Congratulations!
You are one of the lucky few who have endured the torment of queuing up for hours, days, weeks and sometimes months to secure a passport for the official fee of N17,800.
If you don’t have the patience for queues and weeks of meaningless visits, paying an official as much as N40,000 will guarantee you get your passport the same day or at most, in 3 days (depending on the state).
Apparently, I thought I could “do it on my own”. I made the grievous error of paying for my passport renewal online on January 4, 2019. Here is a quick rundown of how the immigration service has frustrated my life.