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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6Oct 2022

FG DECLARES MONDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2022 PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO MARK EIDUL-MAWLID CELEBRATION Read More

28Sep 2022

FG DECLARES MONDAY OCTOBER 3, 2022, PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO MARK NIGERIA’S 62ND INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY Read More

7Jul 2022

FG DECLARES, JULY 11th and 12th, 2022 AS PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO MARK THIS YEAR'S EID-EL KABIR CELEBRATION Read More

9Jun 2022

FG DECLARES MONDAY 13TH JUNE, 2022, TO MARK THIS YEAR'S DEMOCRACY DAY CELEBRATION Read More

28Apr 2022

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DECLARES 2ND AND 3RD MAY, 2022 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS TO MARK WORKERS DAY AND EIDUL-FITR CELEBRATIONS Read More