By G9ija

No fewer than 2,560 Nigerian International passports have been abandoned at the Nigeria Immigration Service Calabar,NCIS office.

The Comptroller Immigration Service (CIS), Christopher Baikie made this known while speaking with some journalists in his office on Tuesday.

Confirming the situation, the passport control officer, Mrs Clementina Ogbundu said the heap of passports date back to 2019.

According to her , new applicants were still coming to book for new passports and they cannot be denied.

Speaking earlier, the 24th CIS disclosed that the command repatriated a Cameroonian illegal immigrant last year.

He elaborated that they are not being very tough on immigrants going by the rules guiding their operations.

Baikie said he has hosted hoteliers,corporate establishment and such groups to buttress the need for their immigrant clients to regularise their stay in the country stressing that they synergise with sister security agencies also to make the drive more effective.