159 Nigerians Renounced Citizenship In 2022, Highest Number So Far – Minister Of Interior, Aregbesola

Published: 26/Jan/2023
Source: Sahara Reporters

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) issued the highest number of passport booklets totalling 1,899,683 in over seven years, the Nigerian government has said.

It was also learnt that at least 150 Nigerians renounced their citizenship between 2006 to 2021, while 159 Nigerians renounced their citizenship in 2022.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made this known on Thursday at the 64th session of the State House Ministerial briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the Aso Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Minister said the massive exodus of Nigerians out of the country in search of greener pastures influenced high demands for passports.

The minister, who said the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) processed and issued at least 9.31 million passports from 2015 to 2022, added that the agency processed over 1.8 million passports in 2022 alone.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2023