As US, UAE, Egypt to repatriate Nigerians convicted, pardoned in their countries

The House of Representatives Committee on Finance is at pains that a whopping N72billion of over N80billion generated from the issuance of international passports and other services by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) is lost to foreign and other technical partners of the Nigerian Immigration Service.

This was made known when the NIS Comptroller General, Mohammed Babandede appeared before the Mr James Faleke-led Committee on Finance Committee on the 2021-2023 Medium-Term Expenditure FrameWork and Fiscal Strategy Paper,

Babandede disclosed that his outfit generated N14, 772,051billion in 2018, N16,777,643,537billion in 2019. and N5,714,780,005billion in 2020 from passport sales.

From the revenue generated from passports in 2018, N12,181,069,761.69 billion went to Iris Smart Technologies, for 2019, N10,327,818,235.21, went to Iris, while in 2020,…