Ministry of Interior Mandate

To render to Nigerians and foreigners alike, diverse internal security and other ancillary services that are highly qualitative, efficient, courteous and transparent.

The Ministry of Interior has undergone several structural changes both in functions and nomenclature and today the Ministry of Interior is responsible for:

  • Granting of Nigerian Citizenship;
  • Consular and Immigration Services;
  • Granting Business Permits and Expatriate Quotas;
  • Establishment and Maintenance of Federal Marriage Registries in Nigeria
  • Licensing and renewal of Places of Worship for the celebration of marriages
  • Issuance of Secured Federal Marriage Certificates in all the Federal Marriage Registries
  • Co-ordination of National/Independence Day Celebration;
  • Reformation and re-integration inmates;
  • Security of lives and properties;
  • Management of National emergencies;
  • Recruitment of officers and men of the Prisons Service, Immigration Service, Fire Service and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps; and
  • Managing the retirement benefits of retirees of Paramilitary Services under its supervision.

Public Holidays

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28Sep 2023

FG DECLARES, MONDAY, OCTOBER 2ND, 2023, PUBLIC HOLIDAY Read More

25Sep 2023

FG DECLARES, WEDNESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER 2023 PUBLIC HOLIDAY Read More

26Jun 2023

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DECLARES JUNE 28TH and 29TH 2023 AS EID-EL-KABIR PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Read More

8Jun 2023

FG DECLARES MONDAY JUNE 12, 2023 PUBLIC HOLIDAY Read More

26May 2023

FG DECLARES MONDAY MAY 29TH, 2023 WORK FREE DAY FOR PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION Read More