FG LAUNCHED NIGERIAN TEMPORARY PASSPORT (NTP) FOR CITIZENS ABROAD.

“The NTP is a travel document designed for a one-way trip to Nigeria only,” the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola tweeted. 

Earlier today, I launched the new ICAO-Complaint Nigerian Temporary Passport (NTP). The NTP is a travel document designed for a one-way trip to Nigeria only.

The NTP 4-page booklet will now replace the unstandardized Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC). pic.twitter.com/cx64Eaq6OV

— Rauf Aregbesola (@raufaregbesola) March 9, 2021

The minister noted, however, that “it is valid for only 30 days after issuance or arrival in Nigeria, whichever comes first.”

While stating that the temporary passport does not replace the Nigerian passport, the former Osun State governor, however, explained that “It is an electronic document that has all the features of a regular passport, just that it is temporary and valid for one trip and will be retrieved from the user at the entry point

It is an electronic document that has all the features of a regular passport, just that it is temporary and valid for one trip and will be retrieved from the user at the entry point.

The NTP does not in any way serve as a replacement for the Nigerian passport. pic.twitter.com/ceJjt0PwdA

— Rauf Aregbesola (@raufaregbesola) March 9, 2021

Aregbesola noted that the NTP will be issued to Nigerians to return home in emergency cases in the event of a loss or misplacement of their passport. 

NTP will be issued to Nigerians to return home in emergency situations in the case of loss or misplacement of their passport and it is valid for only 30 days after issuance or arrival in Nigeria, whichever comes first. pic.twitter.com/tELTpSt8mu

— Rauf Aregbesola (@raufaregbesola) March 9, 2021

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