The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, kicked against the travel burden, especially on married women to change their name.
he slammed officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service for always referring Nigerians to the Abuja office to effect name change on their passport.
The minister spoke at a recent dinner with members of the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu ABAT Media Centre and some social media influencers in Abuja.
Ojo stated that there is no place in the world where women are subjected to such inhumane treatment as an aftermath of marriage.
He queried whether immigration personnel in Abuja have more than one head as opposed to those in the various passport offices across the federation, according to The Nation.
“There is one stupid thing I have seen and it is that a woman gets married, changes her name and then she has to come to Abuja all the way from say Kaura Namoda or Enugu just to come and effect a change of name in her passport. It is absurd.
“I can’t just figure it that you want to change just your name and you have to be in Abuja. I have asked the immigration people, is it that immigration people in Abuja have more than one head than those in the states?” He asked