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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23Dec 2020

FG DECLARES DECEMBER 25, 28, 2020; JANUARY 1, 2021 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Read More

27Oct 2020

FG DECLARES THURSDAY OCTOBER 29, 2020 PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO MARK EIDUL-MAWLID CELEBRATION Read More

30Sep 2020

FG DECLARES THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2020, PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO MARK NIGERIA’S 60TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY Read More

28Jul 2020

Federal Government Declares 30 & 31 July, 2020 as Public Holiday to mark Eid-El-Kabir Celebration Read More

8Jun 2020

FG Declares Friday, June 12, 2020 Public Holiday To Mark Democracy Day Celebration Read More