The Federal Government has launched the ICAO-Complaint Nigerian Temporary Passport (NTP) for citizens of the country living abroad.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola revealed this in a tweet on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, adding that the NTP is a travel document designed for a one-way trip to Nigeria only.
The Interior Minister noted that the NTP 4-page booklet will now replace the unstandardized Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC).
Ogbeni Aregbesola said it is an electronic document that has all the features of a regular passport, explaining that it is temporary, valid for one trip and will be retrieved from the user at the entry point.
He also stated that the NTP does not in any way serve as a replacement for the Nigerian passport, adding that it will be issued to Nigerians to return home in emergency situations in the case of loss or misplacement of their passport and it is valid for only 30 days after issuance or arrival in Nigeria, whichever comes first.