Germany ready to deport 30000 Nigerians – Presidency

Germany is set to deport close to 30,000 Nigerians seeking asylum
in the country.
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, however 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.
“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.”
While noting that Germany is offering more scholarships and
easier process of regular migration for Nigerians, Hon. Dabiri
Erewa appealed to young Nigerians to watch out for those
opportunities and take advantage of them.
She noted that irregular migration was no longer working as the
foreign countries were also having their own challenges now.
“The government is already doing much to tackle the issues that
are encouraging irregular migration.
“We are also fighting corruption, insecurity and trying to revive the
economy.

4 Comments

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