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Chief Sarafadeen Tunji Ishola, Nigeria High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION LIFTS SUSPENSION OF BIOMETRICS CAPTURE IN LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

LONDON – The Nigeria High Commission, United Kingdom, has lifted the suspension of biometrics operations with effect from Monday, April 4, 2022.

According to a release e-signed and made available to StarTrend Int’l & online – www.startrendinternational.com by Nigeria High Commission, London, United Kingdom, all applicants affected by the suspension are hereby implored to visit the Nigeria High Commission, 9, Northumberland Avenue, London.for biometrics capture accordingly.

The release stated further that “Nigeria High Commission appreciates the cooperation and support of applicants whilst the suspension lasted.

“Nigerians in the United Kingdom would recall the suspension of biometrics capture with effect from Monday, March 28, 2022. The suspension became necessary to avoid breakdown of law and order at the premises of the High Commission.

“It would be recalled that agitated applicants have physically assaulted some members of staff of the Mission whilst incessant verbal attacks continue to increase on daily basis, thus raising tensions.

“The lives of applicants as well as those of members of staff are invaluable, hence, the exposure to danger needed to be doused to avoid unpleasant consequences.”

Issues relating to the appointment for biometrics capture required for Enhanced E-Passport and other auxiliary matters connected with the recently launched Enhanced E-Passport are critically being evaluated by the Nigeria Immigration Service, with a view to easing the process and rectifying identified challenges.

The Nigeria Immigration Service, the release noted, intends to send a technical team to London in this regard, and has also pledged to ensure optimum service to passport applicants in the United Kingdom.

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