The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

The bureau said this in its “Immigration Statistics of 2018”, obtained from the NBS website on Sunday in Abuja.

According to the report, the increase in revenue represents a positive growth of 9.34 per cent.

Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card (CERPAC), generated the highest revenue of N20.35 billion in 2018 and N19.03 billion in 2017.

It also said that revenue from Passports recorded N14.77 billion in 2018, while N13.17 billion was generated in 2017.

For ECOWAS/African Affairs, N126.1 million was generated in 2018, while N65.2 million was generated in 2017.

Also, for Non-Refundable Revenue Operations, N306.4 million was recorded for 2018, while 2017 revenue stood at N169.92 million.

Address verification recorded N2.07 billion in 2018 and N1.78 billion in 2017, while Extension of Visitors’ Pass generated N1.42 billion in 2018, a figure lower than the N1.47 billion generated in 2017.

Other revenue (internally generated) recorded N20.29 million in 2017, while the record for 2018 was not yet available.