is to establish additional passport
office in Kano, to complement the
existing one.
The Minister of Interior, retired
Gen. Abdulrahaman Dambazau,
disclosed this at the Special Town
Hall meeting organised by the
federal government, in Kano
yesterday, as part of activities to
mark the one year anniversary of
the government.
He said the decision to establish
the additional passport office was
due the strategic position of Kano.
“Kano is a strategic place
for commerce and business
activities hence the decision of the
government to establish the office”,
he said. Kano State government
had already allocated a house to
be rehabilitated for the immediate
take off of the new passport office.
The minister commended the
state government for the gesture,
adding that the rehabilitation
would soon commence.
Dambazau also said the federal
government planned to establish a
new prison in Kano in addition to
rehabilitating the Kurmawa central
prison in the city.
He said that the government
had employed a number of staff
in agencies under the ministry,
pointing out that the state was well
considered during the exercise.
The minister urged Nigerians to
exercise more patience, assuring
that federal government under
President Muhammadu Buhari
was committed to the socioeconomic
development of the