Germany to deport 30,000 Nigerians

By Editor on 06/06/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 7,219


There is trouble for Nigerians seeking asylum in Germany as the German government is set to deport close to 30,000 of them.

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs, Hon. Abike Dabiri Erewa disclosed this at a programme; “Developing a mixed migration strategy for UNHCR Nigeria” in Abuja on Tuesday.

“Germany said it has about 25,000 to 30,000 Nigerians seeking asylum and they can’t guarantee they will get it. So, there is every possibilities that they will be returned to Nigeria,” she said.

According to her, the reasons for asylum by the Nigerians were not genuine as “some who are from the East and West are saying they are running away from Boko Haram while some others say they are gays and were having challenges expressing themselves in Nigeria.”

The SSA to the President said a date has not yet been set for the deportation of the asylum seeking Nigerians.

“Germany has set up a team working with the ministry of foreign affairs to see how the whole process [of deportation] can be made easier,” she added.

While noting that Germany is offering more scholarships and easier process of regular migration for Nigerians, she appealed to young Nigerians to watch out for those opportunities and take advantage of them.

“We are looking at the option of reverse migration also where you can actually stay in your country and enjoy everything you are migrating abroad to get,” Hon. Dabiri Erewa added.

She noted that irregular migration was no longer working as the foreign countries were also having their own challenges now.

She said the government was already doing much to tackle the issues that are encouraging irregular migration, adding that “we are fighting corruption, insecurity and trying to revive the economy.”

Earlier, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Antonio Jose Canhandula told the stakeholders to suggest better ways of tackling irregular migration, adding that European countries were already closing their doors against migrants.

On her part, the South West Zonal Director of National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) Margret Ukegbu lamented that Nigerians have started migrating to unpopular countries like Morocco, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Mali.

She noted that importance should be placed on education, stressing that the Nigerian society has been encouraging irregular migration.

Posted 06/06/2018 06:30:55 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Court remands man, 41, for allegedly raping four...

Nigeria will break up, North will suffer –...

Appeal court reinstates Nigerian doctor after manslaughter conviction...

Insecurity: Cattle rustlers, bandits granted amnesty —Northeast govs...

IPOB’s sit-at-home order: Ohanaeze urges govt to strenghten...

Okorocha imposes N3,000 levy on all adults in...

Offa Robbery: Police invitation a mere political game...

INEC declares PDP’s Governor Ishaku winner of Taraba...

Nigerian youths are lazy, love free oil money...

Another building collapse kills 23 in Ibadan

Akpabio meets Buhari in London

Gov. Ugwuanyi swears-in three High Court Judges

 

Latest News Trump to detain migrants for long, mulls ending birthright citizenship New portfolio: I don’t know how Interior Ministry operates – Aregbesola Buhari re-appoints Adesina, Shehu, Akande as spokespersons Atiku vs Buhari: Tribunal reserves judgment in presidential poll petition Buhari knocked for ordering ministers to report to Kyari Senator Utazi distributes over 600 empowerment items to constituents Woman raped, butchered to death by bandits in Enugu BREAKING: Ex-Super Falcon, Chiejine is dead HORROR! Gunmen kill ex-police officer, community leader, three others in Imo Enugu govt tasks security agents to fish out killers of Nchatancha woman Suspended Presidential Aide, Obono-Obla, moves to stop ICPC investigation Gunmen attack Nasarawa deputy governor’s convoy, kill three policemen, civilian

 

Most Read Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (13,537 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (13,287 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (12,525 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (11,517 views) Sickle cell support group seeks lgovernment intervention (10,587 views) Israel serves quit notice to African illegal migrants (10,374 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (10,316 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (9,958 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (9,304 views) NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (9,270 views) The Big Kick-off: World greatest sports fiesta begins in Russia (9,055 views) England beat Spain to win U17 World Cup final (8,904 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (1,526) EDITORIAL (8) POLITICS (431) SOCIETY (111) SPORTS (22) BUSINESS (274) HEALTH (17) EDUCATION (24) ENTERTAINMENT (12) INTERNATIONAL (34) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (11)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands