The Nigeria Immigration Service has earned N438.78 billion in income since 2017. This occurred when the agency’s total internal revenue nearly quadrupled from N38. 53 billion in 2017 to N74.69 billion (budgeted IGR) in 2022. The NIS made N38. 5 billion, N39 billion, and N61 billion in 2017, 2018, and 2019, respectively.
However, the Covid-19 epidemic was a major factor in the service’s IGR declining 19% to N49.9 billion in 2020. The number of passports issued by the NIS rose from 767,164 to 1,059,607 between 2020 and 2021. That is about 2,081 and 2,853 passports issued every 24 hours in 2020 and 2021 respectively.
However, the Presidency had maintained that the FG was trying to reposition the NIS to fulfill international standards and adhere to international best practices in its seven-year scorecard for the Buhari administration.
This is connected with the fact that Nigerians are in a hell of a hurry to rush out of this country.