The National Bureau of Statistics has disclosed that a total of 1,011,158 passport applications were received in 2018, surpassing the 720,958 received in 2017.
This represents about 40.25% positive growth. 173,461 of the 2018 figure are minor, 779,905 are adults and the remaining 57,792 are a senior citizen.
A total of 185,657 passports were issued at the foreign missions in 2018 as against 152,163 issued in 2017 while the number of visa issuance at the foreign missions was put at 120,697.
This represents a 4.82% positive growth. A total of 4,529,153 international travellers movement was recorded across all Nigeria borders in 2018 as against 3,715,268 in 2017. This represents a 21.91% positive growth.
The NIS generated N39,061,098,079.50 in 2018 as against N35,724,482,338.96 local revenue generated in 2017. This represents a positive growth of 9.34%.