Lagos Nigeria – 26 July, 2018.
Foremost African financial institution, GTBank has partnered with New Works Limited and the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to deliver an end-to-end process for Nigerians to apply for their International Passports online and also make payments at the official rates online.
The multi-channel payment system will enable Nigerians apply for all international passport types (new and renewals) online at https://immigration.gov.ng and make payments on all GTBank’s e-channels using the reference ID generated at the application stage.
To formally launch the partnership, the Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammed Babandede, MFR commissioned the GTBank Payment Office located inside the Passport Office at Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos, yesterday in Lagos. Together with the CEO of GTBank, Mr Segun Agbaje and Representative of New Works Limited, Alhaji Usman Kuso, the Payment Office was commissioned.
Five other payment offices will be set up at Alausa, Festac, Port Harcourt, Kano and the NIS Headquarters in Abuja. The GTBank payment offices will make paying for immigration services at NIS offices easy and seamless.
Commenting on the Partnership with New Works and the Nigeria Immigration Service, the Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, Segun Agbaje stated that, “We are delighted to be at the forefront of digital banking solutions that is making banking faster, cheaper and simpler for every Nigerian. We believe that creating a multi-channel payment system for immigration services reflects our commitment to driving digital banking solutions that not only drives financial inclusion, but also positions us at the center of an ecosystem that offers benefits beyond banking.”
Guaranty Trust Bank plc has consistently played a leading role in Africa’s banking industry and is regarded by industry watchers as one of Africa’s most innovative financial institutions. The Bank has continued to lead the e-banking revolution in Nigeria through the provision of various e-payment solutions aimed at making it easier for customers to carry out their transactions.