The federal government on Tuesday, launched an enhanced e-passport at the Nigerian High Commission in London, UK.

This is in a bid to improve application process for Nigerians in the country and abroad.

A statement by Sola Fasure, media adviser to Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior, confirmed this.

“What we have come to do here (UK) is symbolic of the core mandate of the ministry and indeed the Federal Government of Nigeria affirmation of citizenship integrity,” he said.

“As we are all aware, there have been huge challenges in passport administration, from shortage of booklet to touting and an economy of corruption built around it.

“These challenges have persisted for too long and a lot of people have become cynical while others have taken them as normal and then roll with it.

“I do not believe that any problem is insurmountable, so we are going to solve all the problems associated with passport administration and we are already succeeding.”

Aregbesola said the new e-passport was a “huge improvement” over the standard passport introduced in 2007.