By Adeola Aderounmu
The Nigerian Embassy in Sweden has commissioned its first biometric machine. The machine will serve Nigerians living in the Nordic countries namely Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark.
The Assistant Comptroller General of Immigration Rilwan Bala Musa was on hand on the 28th of March 2013 for the commissioning ceremony held at the Nigerian Embassy in Stockholm.
With this development Nigerians in the Nordic countries will now be able to process and procure their Nigerian passport with ease after fulfilling the passport issuance or renewal requirements.
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l had complain bitterly about the harrowing experiences of Nigerians in the Nordic region in procuring or renewing their passports.
The Nigerian Embassy in Sweden was opened in 1967. So, after 46 years of its existence the embassy in Stockholm finally made a landmark achievement that will alleviate the plights of Nigerians in the Nordica countries.
The present Nigerian Ambassador to Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland Mr. Benedict Onochie Amobi made it the number-one target of his administration to ensure that the biometric machines are installed and functional. By working closely together with the Nigeria Immigration Office in Nigeria the promise he made when he assumed office in 2012 has now been fulfilled.