Sunday, August 24, 2008

I dont know why I find this so hilarous.....

From the Guardian Nigeria, part of an interview with the Lagos immigration boss


What are the most important features of the e-passport, and how can it be preserved?

The public should not believe that once 'Visa Refused' is put at one corner of the passport, the international document is useless. The passport is as good as the one coming out of the press. What we are saying is this: 'this document is very sensitive, keep it the way you keep your birth certificate.'

If you can keep your birth and professional certificates sacrosanct, away from cockroaches and water, why can't you keep your passport safely; if you can keep your holy books, the Bible and the Koran, from damage, you can as well keep our national symbol neat, not in a nylon bag.

Women keep it in their handbags containing cosmetics. You cannot do that! If you have an e-passport, and you have your degree certificate, you can keep them together. If you respect your degree certificate, I don't know why you cannot keep this one.


What is the greatest danger to this document?

The obvious danger one can inflict on it is staple pin; it is not supposed to be stapled to any other document; you do not apply pin on it because of the sensitivity and the chips in-built and already activated for verifications by other missions and agencies of other countries that are ICAO-compliant.

This passport is such that any other country that is under ICAO must have the software to read the passport. So, what you see physically is not what is embedded in it; everything about you is in it. If you present it somewhere else, within 30 seconds, the person is looking at the total you - your fingerprints, your eyelids and everything.

If you wanna read the whole thing, go here

16 comments:

Naapali said...

My eyelids too? wetin dis person smoke?

Chari said...

RIIIIGGGGHHHHHTTTTT!!!

omg! no be only u dey laff...

chai...naija!

naijalines said...

Hahahahahaaha.

Na wa o!

Standtall said...

This shows that some people treat everything the way they treat Naira and not the way they treat what they consider valaubles. So sad

geisha.song. said...

that is SO random!
someone needs to teach him that silence is golden i swear. nonsense.

Patrice said...

lol, and not only eyelids but "everything" else too. Imagine having your e-passport scanned and the officer asks you if your hemorrhoids have healed before waving you through.

Who writes this stuff? It should be in a national satire magazine.

badderchic said...

....................... i dunno whats wrong with my keyboard, seems to be writin morse

Lost at the Other End of the World said...

"For the elite, who can manipulate the computer, he simply goes to the immigration website and do the needful."

Do the needful? That's it for me man. Can't stop laughing.

Waffarian said...

@ naapali: i laugh die, abeg.

@chari: Imagine!

@naijalines: and the guy dey serious oh

@standtall: dem go stain am with palm oil self

@geisha: na over ambition.

@patrice: hehehehehe, yes, everything...everything....hehehehehe

@badderchic: too funny!

@lost at the other end of the world:hehehehe! I knew you'd see that! Thats what caught my eye first, when he talked about people "manipulating" computer, I was like "hmmmmmmmmmmm this is gonna be worth reading" I swear I fell off my chair!

rayo said...

lol.

rayo said...

lol

Homeless said...

ha ha

Nigerican said...

i'm late...but its never too late for a good laff. I need this hi-tech passport.

What else do u think they will be able to see...lol, invasion of privacy via an e-passport lol.

Nigerican said...

lmao...one more, abeg i'm sorry:

"If somebody steals your passport now, it is not useful to him unless he is stealing it just to punish you."

that statement is a classic...

Loomnie said...

I held it for so long... but the laughter came out loud and strong when I got to the end of the story....

Arewa said...

lmao @ at the "elite doing the needful"
its kind of a good idea though, i'm tired of guarding my passport like life itself once i step into Murtala Airport!
as for storing your passport in your handbag with cosmetics - guilty as charged!

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