The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, Europe, (NIDO-Europe), Italy chapter, have revealed that about 1.5 million out of its 3 million registered members in Italy are affected by the scarcity of Nigerian passports.
According to reports, this was disclosed by the Chairman of NIDO-Europe, Italy chapter, George Omo-Iduhon, during an interview yesterday, while reflecting on the activities of NIDOE in Europe and Italy.
Omo-Iduhon said there are more Nigerians in Italy than in other European countries and the registered Nigerians according to the database are 3 million asides undocumented ones.
Going further, Omo-Iduhon pointed out that the supply of 500 booklets of passports to the Nigerian embassy in Italy was grossly inadequate to serve the number of Nigerians resident in Italy.
The NIDOE is recognised as the official platform through which Nigerians in Diaspora can channel their development efforts in Nigeria.