The Federal Government on Tuesday launched a new 60-page Nigeria international passport.
The red diplomatic passport also has ten years life span.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo were issued their new 10-year Diplomatic passport by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) as the emergency Federal Executive Council (FEC) was drawing to a close on Tuesday.
The passports were presented to them by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau and assisted by the Comptroller General of NIS, Mohammed Babandede after their biometrics were captured and processed.
Apart from the ten-year validity, the new passport, according to Babandede, has 25 special features and difference from the existing passports.
He said that it is an enhanced and self-tracking of application and ” weather friendly”.
The new passport l, he said, has polycarbonate technology that eliminates damages.
He also pointed out that it will now save Nigerians in disapora the time needed to frequently visit Nigerian embassies in search of new passports.
The new passport, he said, will work concurrently with the existing passports.