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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15Jul 2021

EID-EL-KABIR: FG DECLARES, TUESDAY JULY 20, AND WEDNESDAY JULY 21, 2021 AS PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Read More

10Jun 2021

FG DECLARES MONDAY 14TH JUNE, 2021 TO MARK THIS YEAR'S DEMOCRACY DAY CELEBRATION Read More

10May 2021

FG DECLARES WEDNESDAY 12TH, THURSDAY 13TH MAY, 2021 AS PUBLIC HOLIDAYS TO MARK EIDUL-FITR CELEBRATION Read More

29Apr 2021

FG DECLARES MONDAY, MAY 3, 2021 PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO MARK 2021 WORKERS DAY CELEBRATION Read More

23Dec 2020

FG DECLARES 25TH, 28TH DECEMBER 2020 AND 1ST JANUARY 2021 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Read More