The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, and the Nigeria Immigration Service NIS, have resolved to join forces in tackling the menace of passport racketeering and other fraudulent practices that had bedeviled the process of obtaining the vital document.
This was resolved today Friday when the Executive Chairman EFCC Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa and the Acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr. Idris Isah Jere, met behind closed doors at the EFCC Headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.
Bawa expressed displeasure at the level of racketeering and other sharp practices in the process of issuance of travel documents especially passports across the country.
The EFCC boss however vowed that the Commission will henceforth crackdown on the unscrupulous elements behind the racket.
Jere, in his response, welcomed the EFCC Chairman’s offer and expressed his Agency’s preparedness to collaborate with the EFCC in addressing the menace of passport racketeering and other fraudulent practices.