Nigerian envoy to Germany kicks-off Novel Passport intervention to ease applicants’ stress By Mohammed kaka Misau, Bauchi

In an effort to lessen the difficulties been faced by Nigerians resident in Germany, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Germany, Yusuf Maitama Tuggar has on Thursday, flagged-off a novel issuance and re-issuance of Nigerian passports in the German city of Cologne.

A statement from the Nigerian Embassy in Germany said that the initiative came on the heels of the immense difficulties faced by Nigerian residents in Germany.

The initiative according to the statement made available to Journalists in Bauchi, will be carried out periodically to reduce the number of Nigerians resident in Germany seeking new passports or re-issuances.

“The passport intervention had 150 children in attendance with multitudes of adults who trooped to the Embassy in order to be part of the epoch making event”, the statement explained.

The statement further noted that the intervention which is the first of its kind was an impactful medium to save applicants the inconveniences of travelling to Berlin and Frankfurt to renew their passports.

It further explained that there are plans by the Nigerian Embassy in Germany to also take the initiative to other German cities.

The Ambassador assured that no Nigerian citizen in Germany in need of a passport will be without one.

“The intervention also derailed a planned protest by dissident groups, as many of the members planned to be recruited left for the passport intervention”, the statement further explained.

Our Corresspondent gathered that Ambassador Tuggar who is in his second term as envoy was first appointed in August 2017 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He has during his tenure, played key role in attracting investments to Nigeria and most importantly he was instrumental in the success of the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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