President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the production and personalisation of all Nigerian e-passports and related documentation shall be the sole responsibility of the Nigerian Security Printing & Minting Company (NSPMC).
NPSMC was established in 1963 with the objective of producing the nation’s currency notes and coins for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as well as security documents for Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government, banks and other blue-chip companies.
With the new directive from the president, all existing memoranda of understanding and contracts on printing by other institutions/companies will not be renewed.
NSPMC is the largest banknote and security documents specialist printing company in West Africa. However, its performance rapidly dwindled in terms of both currency production and security documents prior to 2014.