OrderPaperToday- The House of Representatives has begun an investigation into alleged scams in the issuance of international passports and observance of expatriate quotas by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).
Declaring open an investigative hearing organized by the House Committee on Interior Wednesday, House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara said the parliament decided to examine all agreements related to these services.
He noted that the exercise was in response to the myriads of complaints that have pervaded the NIS on those services.
Dogara said the House had earlier “deliberated and resolved on Thursday 17th, December 2015, to mandate its Committee on Interior to examine all agreements entered into by the Federal Ministry of Interior with any company or persons on any matter relating to the issuance of travel documents including international passports, residence permits and border surveillance and patrol among other and report back to it.”
According to the Speaker, the “investigative hearing is one for which the National Assembly has clear powers and authority under the Nigerian Constitution to conduct”.