Malaysian ePassport pioneers IRIS Corporation has successfully sealed a US$42.49 million contract to supply 2.5 million next-generation forge resistant, tamper evident ePassports to the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.IRIS began working with Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to introduce its ePassport in 2007 to replace the Nigeria MRP or Machine Readable Passport, with a total of 9 million books issued to date.Nigeria's new ePassport will be protected by various levels of security features, and will be fully compliant with ICAO Doc 9303 global requirements for machine readable travel documents used in border crossings.Embedded with fingerprint biometric technology, Nigeria's ePassport is expected to ease travelling burdens by reducing waiting times and enhancing efficiency in flight bookings, check-ins and arrival check-in procedures. This chip-based travel document will also facilitate access to countries that have deployed ePassport verification infrastructures and automated border control systems."We are excited and proud to collaborate with the Government of Nigeria again. It is indeed our honour and privilege to ensure continuous and uninterrupted supply of the latest ICAO compliant ePassports with unprecedented levels of security and privacy to travelling Nigerians," said Mr. Wafa Turialai, Chief Operating Officer (COO).Thus far, IRIS has successfully deployed and implemented numerous Trusted Identitification solutions such as National eID, ePassport, Border Control, Driving License, Health Card, and other identity systems in over 32 countries.