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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28Apr 2022

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

11Apr 2022

FG DECLARES FRIDAY 15TH AND MONDAY 18TH APRIL, 2022 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS TO MARK EASTER CELEBRATION Read More

22Dec 2021

FG DECLARES MONDAY, 27TH AND TUESDAY 28TH DECEMBER, 2021 AND MONDAY, JANUARY 3RD, 2022 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Read More

15Oct 2021

FG DECLARES TUESDAY OCTOBER 19TH, 2021 PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO MARK EIDUL-MAWLID CELEBRATION Read More

29Sep 2021

FG DECLARES FRIDAY , OCTOBER 1, 2021, PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO MARK NIGERIA’S 61ST INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY Read More